In this issue

2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Award: Long live diversity! An overview of this year’s winners and finalists, as well as a conversation with jury member Michael Biedowicz.

Reportage: Under Pressure. Brown coal mining as a way out of the crisis? Francesco Anselmi has been documenting Greece’s economic downfall for some years now.

Project: Beautiful Stranger. Faces in the big city: intense portraits taken by the American photographer Peter Zelewski.

Leica world: The Leica Q: The first camera with full frame sensor and fixed 28 mm Summilux –Leica brings the Q onto the market.

Leica world: Field Testing the Q: Photographer Jonathan Slack took the Leica Q on a field test, capturing impressions of Cornwall and the macro-cosmos.

Leica world: M Monochrom: How the picture quality of the new M Monochrom (Typ 246) stands up to its predecessor.

Leica world: Tele zoom for the T: With the new 80–200 mm tele zoom, the range of applications for the Leica T increases enormously.

Theme: At the Circus. Illusions, acrobatics, precision and available light: Alberto Venzago tried out the Leica Q at the Swiss National Circus Knie.

Reportage: Toys to the World. Cheap plastic at a high price: Kai Löffelbein reports from Shantou in China, the self-proclaimed toy manufacturing capital of the world.

Leica Classics: Elegance and Perfection. His extravagant fashion photography made him famous – a homage to Frank Horvat.
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