Leica introduces new support program for young photographers

Leica Camera AG issued a press release about a new support program for young photographers (computer translated):

Solms, Germany (ots) - The "Leica Mentoring Program" aims to support the Leica Camera AG with immediate Photography young talents on their artistic development and support. These budding photographers are equipped with a high quality camera equipment hire. An experienced photographer is given to them as a mentor. With her mentor, the young talents discuss their work, improving the understanding of photography both as a craftsman and artistically and develop their talent further.

The program was presented at the "Tribute to Photography Night" as part of the St. Moritz Art Masters of Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Director of the Leica Gallery Salzburg. "The Leica brand stands not only for the big names from the history of photography," said Rehn-Kaufmann. "Leica is also available for photography in the future.'s Why we want to encourage and assist young people, bring an exceptional talent for photography with each other and show in their pictures."

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann also welcomed the first participant of the "Leica Mentoring Program," the 22-year-old ski jumper and second in the world rankings from Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austria. "In addition to his sporting achievements and his extraordinary career in the middle of Gregor Schlierenzauer is a very talented young photographer," said Rehn-Kaufmann continued. "This is precisely the reason why Leica him in future support for a project in which he can indulge in his great photographic talent."

With the "Leica Mentoring Program" projects of young photographers and photographers are promoted worldwide and in Leica galleries exhibited.

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