From timeless masterpieces to historic icons – this is about the masters of their craft who helped define the genre of photography.
STORIES | February 19, 2024
Few twentieth-century photographers have achieved such visual intensity and rapid artistic evolution. Werner Bischof went from solitary studio photographer to international photojournalist, driven by the magnitude of world events. The Ernst Leitz Museum in Wetzlar offers fascinating insights into his all-too-brief life’s work.
STORIES | December 1, 2023
Obituary: Elliott Erwitt
The incomparable Magnum photographer and Leica enthusiast has passed away at the age of 95. A few weeks ago, Leica Camera AG inducted Elliott Erwitt into the Leica Hall of Fame, in honour of his life's work. Over a span of eight decades, the photographer shared countless unforgettable moments with the world – moments that will remain with us indefinitely.
STORIES | November 20, 2023
Leica Hall of Fame
A life’s work of unforgettable, instantly recognisable moments – this has been Elliott Erwitt’s remarkable gift to the world. Precision, humour and charm characterise his compositions. It is our great pleasure to congratulate Erwitt on his Leica Hall of Fame Award, and present some of his most outstanding works.
STORIES | October 30, 2023
Curiosity and enthusiasm for life’s rich tapestry form the bedrock of David Hurn’s photography: with a precise and observant eye, he captured the world around him – viewing himself not just as a witness of the times, but as the interpreter of an era. We present a selection of his most outstanding works.
STORIES | August 11, 2023
Film stars, music legends, political icons and royal families: the oeuvre of the US photographer, who explored the world while based in Paris, takes us on a fascinating journey back to the Golden Age of photojournalism. We present a selection of his most outstanding works.
STORIES | July 3, 2023
Jaroslav Kučera is one of the most distinguished Czech photographers of his time. He documented his homeland during the 1970s and 1980s – capturing the oppressive calm of life under a totalitarian communist regime. His masterful compositions reveal the conflict between his protagonists’ outer and inner realities.