Based on an initiative instigated by Kinderlachen e.V., children from the Kleine Kielstraße and Diesterweg schools in Dortmund were able to give free rein to their creativity. Following their own concepts, they created and painted cardboard variations of the Leica M rangefinder camera. The outcome is 140 small works of art that Leica Camera AG is currently exhibiting at the Leitz-Park in Wetzlar.
In response to the colourful and one-of-a-kind items, Leica Camera is supporting the non profit organisation, making available cameras in Kinderlachen design, which are unique in the world. The cameras, a Leica M (Typ 240) and a Leica M-E, were carefully designed by Munich artist Helmut Lutter following the motifs created by Nesrin and René from the third and fourth grades respectively.
These unique pieces will be auctioned in the coming weeks for this good cause. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to projects run by the non-profit Kinderlachen e.V..
The 140 cardboard cameras created by the school children from Dortmund will be on display at the Experiential World of Leica Camera AG at the Leitz-Park in Wetzlar up until the end of January, 2015.
Further information available at Kinderlachen or Kinderlachen FanPage