The first Leica Gallery in Taiwan opens its doors on 25 January, 2019 with an exhibition of works by French Leica photographer Patrick Zachman.
The Taipei exhibition is mostly made up of pictures from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, which have been taken from a number of phases: on the one hand, classic film-set portraits resulting from an assignment in 1982; on the other hand, the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, and contemporary China from the Chinese Nights colour series. Zachmann has also given intensive attention to the Chinese diaspora in different parts of the world. In 1995 he published the book ‘W. or the Eye of a Long Nose’, a humorous title referencing his own perspective, that is now also being used for the exhibition.
For the future, the gallery plans to host three to four exhibitions a year. In addition, there will be monthly events with international and regional photographers, as well as Leica Akademie workshops.