Sep 172017
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The Art of Visual Deception with Irakly Shanidze and the Leica SL

Join an in-depth discussion about the truth in our photographs with Irakly Shanidze.

Presenters: Irakly Shanidze

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

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  • Leica Camera

Join an in-depth discussion about the truth in our photographs with Irakly Shanidze.

Presenter Bios

  • Irakly Shanidze

    Irakly Shanidze is an advertising creative and photography educator with a quarter-century of experience in commercial and fine art photography. As an advertising photographer, he has worked for Japan Tobacco International, Lexar Microsystems, Inc., RusAvia, EASTEX Group, and others. In 2004, Irakly founded an online photo school, He also teaches seminars and workshops across the United States and Europe. Irakly has exhibited his work in dozens of personal and group shows in the USA, Canada, Kazakhstan, Portugal, and Russia. Currently, he is responsible for the creative direction of Ballet Detroit, a dance company and school at the Detroit Opera House. For his work, Irakly has exclusively used Leica lenses and digital cameras since 2007.


  • 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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