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Stunts and Stills | Photo Experience with Ben Franke

Ben Franke

Ben Franke

Capture movement while chasing light with Ben Franke in a parkour photowalk.

Presenters: Ben Franke

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

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Presented by:

  • Leica Camera

Capture action and movement while chasing light with photographer Ben Franke. A selection of Leica cameras and lenses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for use during this photowalk.

Presenter Bios

  • Ben Franke

    Ben Franke

    Ben Franke is a New York-based photographer and director. Raised in Germany but living in New York since 2006, he’s photographed parkour athletes who have jumped over 17 ft roof gaps, ridden his bike on the FDR photographing bike riders, and worked with extreme pogo jumpers who can clear a 12 ft tall hurdle. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall St Journal, and The Red Bulletin and he has worked with companies including Red Bull, Kenneth Cole, and Samsung, among others.


  • Leica Camera

    Leica Camera

    Ignite your passion for photography with Leica Camera at Photoville

    Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From action photography to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers. 

    Leica Camera is founded on a tradition of optical excellence and a conscious focus on the essentials of exquisite image making. For over a century, the brand has motivated visual storytelling through the quintessential union of craftsmanship, design and experience, providing essential tools that influence the art, culture and creation of photography. Photoville attendees can see this firsthand at the Leica Pavilion, which will showcase a one-of-a-kind photographic experience through a variety of interactive Leica activities designed to ignite your passion for photography.

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