Ignite your passion for photography with Leica at Photoville. Visit the Leica Pavilion for daily lectures, photowalks and celebrated Leica-on-Loan program.


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.

Complimentary Leica-on-Loan Program

Explore, inspire and create with Leica at Photoville NYC in Leica’s complimentary, daily loan program. Select from an assortment of Leica cameras and lenses from the new Leica Q2 to the versatile Leica CL.

The loan program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A photo ID, credit card, and SD card are required to participate.



In The Zone Photowalk

THURSDAY, Sept 12th | 5PM - 6:30PM

Apply different ways of thinking to optimize your zone focusing experience with Leica Akademie Instructor Philip Cuenco on this technical photowalk. This photowalk is perfect for M-owners or photographers interested in experiencing the Leica M-System and its vast lens portfolio.

From the Streets of New York to the Printed Page

THURSDAY, Sept 12th | 7PM - 8PM

Go from print to published in a talk with Street Photographer Phil Penman as he discusses the process involved with the making of his debut book “STREET”.

Inspiration vs. Influence Talk

FRIDAY, Sept 13th | 5PM - 6PM

Explore how seeking and shedding online information can either help or hinder our creative process with social media guru and photographer Jason Roman (stockezy).

Creativity and Imagination to Occupy the Future: The Photographs of Sheila Pree Bright

FRIDAY, Sept 13th | 7.30PM - 8.30PM

Discover how acclaimed photographic artist Sheila Pree Bright integrates her creativity and imagination to analyze complex social issues through visual narratives that are shaping our world.

From Light to Dark: A Photowalk in Monochrome

SATURDAY, Sept 14th | 2.30PM - 4PM

Leave color behind, and discover the beauty behind black and white photography with celebrated photographer & director Mat Rick. Play with light, shadows, and everything in between as you explore this monochromatic world.

Weapon of Choice

SATURDAY, Sept 14th | 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Photographers and writers Ruddy Roye and Travon Free discuss how and why their cameras are not only an important weapon in modern storytelling, but through demonstrations of their work, will explain why it’s critical to the landscape of photography for black and marginalized people to be the ones telling these stories.

Photojournalism and the M Camera Experience

SATURDAY, Sept 14th | 7.30PM - 8.30 PM

Explore the intricacies of photographing political and social issues with David Butow, and learn why he chooses to use his Leica M film and digital cameras on assignment.

Dance in 35

SUNDAY, Sept 15th | 3PM - 4PM

Join renowned photographer Omar Z Robles on an exploration of his most recent series with a 35mm analogue approach, utilizing the Leica M6 rangefinder camera.

Balance & Color Photowalk

SUNDAY, Sept 15th | 5PM - 6.30PM

Inspire your visual language through a new perspective with photographer Joe Greer in an evening photowalk along Brooklyn.

Street Photography & The Search of True Love Photowalk

THURSDAY, Sept 19th | 5.30PM - 6:30PM

Fall in love with the art of portraiture in a golden hour photowalk with documentary photographer Doug Menuez. Models are on-site.

In Twilight: The Anatomy of a Long-Term Photo Project

THURSDAY, Sept 19th | 7PM - 8PM

Learn how to sustain your ongoing visual story with New York photographer and curator Rene Perez. In this talk, Rene will analyze how his life-long fascination with the magic hour became a long-term photo project.

Expose the Night: Long Exposure Photowalk

FRIDAY, Sept 20th | 7PM - 9PM

Unravel the magic of night photography in an enchanting photowalk along the stunningly lit Brooklyn Bridge Park. Attendees are required to bring their own tripod for long exposure photography.

Being Present in the Moment and the Zen Photographic Experience

SATURDAY, Sept 21st | 3PM - 4.30PM

Learn how to simplify the technicalities of photography to build and develop a connection with your subject with photojournalist David Butow.

Stunts and Stills Photowalk

SATURDAY, Sept 21st | 5.30PM - 7PM

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

Wisdom Anthologies: The Human Connection

SATURDAY, Sept 21st | 7.30PM - 8.30PM

Re-connect with the human experience in an aging feminine perspective of elderhood with Wisdom Anthologies.

From Al Sol to Zoi

SUNDAY, Sept 22nd | 2PM - 3PM

Investigate culture, community, and family while learning how to develop lifelong relationships with the people you photograph in an artist talk with Stella Johnson.

Shaping Shadows Photowalk

SUNDAY, Sept 22nd | 3.30 PM - 5PM

Make compelling visual stories using the shadows of Brooklyn in a light and contrast photowalk with London-based photographer Alan Schaller.