New announcements from Leica.
Dear Friend of Leica,
We hope you find the latest news, including articles about some novel developments in the world of Leica, both informative and interesting.
HALL OF FAME
Leica Camera AG honors René Burri for his life´s work
The Swiss photographer René Burri is considered to be one of the best known and most respected photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. His portfolios shot as a photojournalist at political hot spots around the world, for example of the divided and later reunited city of Berlin, and evocative portraits like those of the Cuban revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara with a cigar, the sculptors and painters Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti or the architect Le Corbusier founded his fame. Today, some of his images stand as valuable documents of contemporary history. And now, Leica Camera AG honours the lifework of the 80-year old Leica photographer, who has been a member of the Magnum agency for over fifty years, with the Leica Hall of Fame Award.
LEICA OSKAR BARNACK AWARD
Works about life in ice and snow
The winners of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and the Newcomer Award for 2013 have been chosen. Born in Siberia, Evgenia Arbugaeva has been awarded this prestigious photography prize for Tiksi', a portfolio of her images from a project shot in the small town of the same name on the Arctic coast of northern Siberia. The international jury chose Ciril Jazbec from Slovenia as the winner of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award. His portfolio of images entitled Waiting to move' tells the story of an Inuit village in Alaska facing the threat of global warming.
More details: http://us.leica-camera.com/news/news/1/10098.html
ADOBE® LIGHTROOM® 5
New more powerful version
Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5, the latest release of the powerful image-processing software, is now a part of the software package supplied with the current camera models of the Leica S, M, X, V and D-Lux lines. This software is available to Leica camera owners as a free download from the Leica website after registering their new purchase in the owners area.* Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 is considered to be the most professional image-processing software currently available, and guarantees ultimate picture quality when used in combination with images captured with a Leica.
More details: http://us.leica-camera.com/news/news/1/10107.html
LEICA IN ARLES
Come and see the exhibition of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award winners at the Leica Booth!
The Leica team looks forward to welcoming you at the Leica exhibition stand located at "Espace van Gogh" from July 1 - 6, 2013 between 10.00 and 19.00h!
There you can see the range of Leica products, speak with Leica experts from France and Germany, test M cameras and lenses, and get a copy of the new LFI Special Magazine LOBAward 2013.
The winners and finalists entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award will be shown at the Award Ceremony, with the winners on stage at the Théatre Antique on Wednesday, July 3rd, ca. 22.15 h.
LEICA SUPPORTS THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL
"Music in Pictures"
More details: http://www.montreuxjazzfestival.com/2013/en