In this issue

Talking with: Daniel Power created the New York Photo Festival in answer to photography events in Europe – yet its future is uncertain.

Reportage: Dreaming of Utopia by Guillem Valle. For decades, the Kurds have been fighting for autonomy. The Syrian civil war could now bring the stateless nation closer to their goal.

Portfolio: The Holy Men. Asceticism and meditation are their life, enlightenment is their goal: An unusual portrait series on Hindu beggar monks by Manuel Uebler.

Project: Heart to Heart. When his daughter was born with a heart defect, Christian Wyss hardly dared hope that documenting her life would turn into a long-term project.

Feature: Hello, Mr. President. John F. Kennedy’s visit to Germany in 1963 resembled a triumphal victory parade, sparking off a media frenzy. Ulrich Mack reported from the front row.

Reportage: After the Storm. French forces quickly put an end to the conflicts in Mali – but it seems like the African country is still rather a long way from achieving peace.

Leica Classic: Inge Morath, second female member of the Magnum agency, was driven by her curiosity for foreign cultures. The Leica photographer would have turned 90 on 27 May.

The M Delivers: Leica’s new flagship model has been on the market since the end of February. How the new technology in the classic rangefinder camera works.

R-S-Adaptor: Very long focal lengths are still missing from the range of S lenses – luckily R lenses starting at 180 mm can now step into the breach.
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