Leica 100 years

Long time since my last post here. The personal project I’m developing has been quite demanding in the last months and so has my professional activities.

Got the chance, last week, to visit the exhibition on the Leica 100 years. Amazing thing!!

100 Years of Leica Photography

100 Years of Leica Photography

100 years ago Leica has changed photography. From the old large format cameras with photographic plates, Oskar Barnack, head of microscope research for “Ernst Leitz Optische Werke”, created a camera that was compact and portable and would carry a roll of film inside, allowing for a “quick reload” to be ready for the next shot. This way the 35mm camera was born, the LEItz CAmera … LEICA!

The exhibition shows the most important cameras of Leica cameras, as a replica of the “null serie”, the “ur-leica” and first ones (IA, II, IIIA, IIIF, M2, M3, M6 …) until the current ones from the digital era (M8, M9 and M).

The other side of the exhibition are the images shot with Leica cameras. The majority of the iconic pictures we can think were made with Leica cameras. Think Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa or Alfred Eisenstaedt. The portability of Leica allowed images to be taken in special places, like the engineering side of the Hindenburg zeppelin, or images of daily things.

The exhibition is 100% worth it. If you’re in Munich, you still have two weeks to see it (until June 5th).

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About Cris Da Rocha

Astrophysicist, DB manager, cyclist, musician and, why not, "photographer to be". Back to enjoy photography after many years ... it's cool. Might share something nice and get something new.
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