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Masters of Photography (11/15)

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As Official Photography Partner of Photokina 2016, Leica will be staging the Masters of Photography exhibition at the world photography trade fair.

Every day up until the opening of the Photokina on September 20, we will be presenting one of the pictures series. Today it is One Hundred Days in the Amazon by York Hovest.

There are few places on the planet that contain such wealth and such a diversity of species and plants as the tropical rain forests of South America; yet at the same time there are few that are so threatened. York Hovest spent one hundred days travelling throughout the Amazon region. Taken with a Leica, this series presents the best motifs from among the many overwhelming impressions of his journey. The Amazon is the greatest river in South America, with the largest discharge of water on Earth; it flows through nine countries and wends its way through the largest spread of continuous rain forest on the planet. The area is not only home to an immeasurable, in part undiscovered, diversity of species, but the depths of the rain forest are home to the last indigenous people of the Amazon. Hovest set out to visit these “protectors of the forest” and document their lives.

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