Saturday, November 30, 2013


In close cooperation with Transcontinenta, the Leica importer of the Netherlands, Leica Camera AG and top photographer Ralph Gibson, New York, will offer an exclusive limited edition of only 35 pieces of the Leica M Monochrom.

Over more than five decades, for internationally renowned Leica photographer Ralph Gibson, the analog Leica M cameras used to be final the final answer to art photography. In his eyes, digital black and white did not measure up to the quality of analog. However, after he had tried a standard Leica M Monochrom, Ralph was so convinced of the unprecedented quality that comes out of this camera, that he has since been using the digital Leica M.

The Leica M Monochrom "Ralph Gibson 'is characterized by a unique personal design of both camera body, lens and leather camera case in premium finishes. This exclusive set is manufactured in a very limited edition of only 35 pieces. The very luxurious camera set also includes an autographed black and white photo and a limited edition of Ralph Gibson's new book, which is aptly called "MONO".

The first Leica M Monochrom "Ralph Gibson 'will be handed over personally. The special date '11-12-13' in the Leica store in Lisse, Ralph Gibson will be there during the week from December 9 to 14 and will provide various lectures in response to this unique introduction at that time. He will also attend the world premiere of the "MONO" exhibition in the Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam.

About the Leica Boutique Lisse

Leica cameras and its users deserve special attention which is best reflected in the unique store concept of the Leica Store. On more than 80m2 one can fully enjoy the passion for quality and customer focus. Besides the latest Leica cameras there are also very special historical and limited edition Leica cameras in the Leica Store Lisse. Leica is not just a camera. The Leica Store Lisse informs its customers about the special properties of a Leica and guides them to the right choice.  Quality is paramount at the Leica Store Lisse. However, not just the quality of the camera, but also information and service. The Leica Store Lisse regularly offers lectures, training and workshops organized by and for professional photographers. This is the only Leica store in the Netherlands, located in the Kapelstraat 3, 2161 HD Lisse. Tel: 0252-415349.


Ralph Gibson

At 22 Ralph Gibson (1939, USA) got his first Leica. He learned photography in the U.S. Navy and became a photo journalist after a brief study at the San Francisco Art Institute.  Soon he went to work on various projects. Gibson began his professional career as an assistant to Dorothea Lange. Not a bad start, especially if you know that he also worked with Robert Frank on two films after moving to New York in 1967. To date he can look back on a fantastic career as a top photographer that has lasted more than five decades. He has received numerous awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Leica Medal of Excellence, the Lucie Lifetime Award and the Silver Plumb Award. He is a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and has honorary doctorates from the University of Maryland and Ohio Wesleyan University. Gibson has had hundreds of solo exhibitions and his photographs are included in more than one hundred and fifty museum collections around the world.

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