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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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Archive Exhibitions Supported by Leica Camera

KANITLOW

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2022

Presented by Indigenous Photograph, Photoville, and Leica Camera

There is a word in Zapotec used to name someone or something disappearing — when a close friend is not close anymore, when someone stops visiting as often as they do, when things transform and change, or when someone is going blind. This word, kanitlow, means “faces are getting lost,” or “disappearing.”

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Where Do I Go? (Lawen Ruh لوين روح)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2022

Presented by Leica Women Foto Project

Despite the dire situation in Lebanon, I found hope and inspiration in the young generation of women. I found myself in awe of them — their creativity, strength, beauty, and resilience. I felt a sense of urgency in collaborating with them to tell their story — our collective story.

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A Beautiful Ghetto

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021

Devin Allen asks us to see beyond the violence and poverty that all too often defines the “ghetto.”

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The Makin’

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021
Portraits of Black women outwardly expressing themselves through their Afro-futuristic fashion celebrating Black joy.
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Luminaries

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

The hardest part about photographing ‘celebrities’ is usually their natural defenses. If you can break that down for a moment, you can usually capture something special.

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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by Leica Camera

Jun 42022

Leica Camera: Stunts & Stills Photowalk

Capture movement while chasing light in an action-packed parkour photowalk with Brooklyn-based photographer, Ben Franke along with local athletes.

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Jun 42022

Leica Camera: The Art of Environmental Portraiture Photowalk

Discover the art of environmental portraiture using Brooklyn as your backdrop in an engaging photowalk with Jose “Tutes” Tutiven.

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Oct 172021

Delirious Visibility: The Work Of Media Literacy In The Age Of Digital Overconsumption

In the deluge of information transparency, how do we – image-makers, storytellers, content creators – become agents of a future historicity that can rage against the obsc(r)ene?

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Oct 102021

Beyond The Music With Young Guru & Devin Allen

Immerse yourself in the world of hip-hop, through and beyond the lens of a Leica with Grammy-winning engineer and photographer Young Guru

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Oct 92021

Access, Trust & Tradeoffs With Marcus Russell Price

Go beyond the big screen and the big personalities with documentary photographer and filmmaker Marcus Russell Price.

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Oct 82021

Disruptive Creativity Talk (ENCORE RECORDING)

Discover how to use photography as a form of self-care and embrace the challenges encountered as opportunities

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Oct 32021

How To Capture The Essence Of A Moment With Sheila Pree Bright

Bear witness to humanity through an eclectic visual story of music, culture, and creative freedom as fine-art photographer Sheila Pree Bright takes us back to Afropunk 2019 in Atlanta.

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Oct 22021

The Importance Of Building Your Photo Business (ENCORE RECORDING)

Join celebrated photographer Janette Beckman and curator Julie Grahame as they dive into the fundamentals of building your brand and photography business.

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Sep 262021

Unmasking Modern Masculinity With Vanessa Charlot

Challenge the ideas and frequency of notions surrounding black masculinity in an intimate visual series by award-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer, Vanessa Charlot.

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Sep 252021

Behind The Lens Of Joel Meyerowitz

Explore how legendary photographer Joel Meyerowitz captures the beauty of the every day and what inspires him to press the shutter button.

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Sep 192021

The Art Of Pitches & Proposals (ENCORE RECORDING)

Join us in a crash course for tips that cover everything from job searching, responding to proposal requests, crafting the perfect caption and grant submissions, as well as best practices for photo-editing.

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Sep 182021

Stunts & Stills Photowalk

Capture movement while chasing light in an action-packed parkour photowalk with Brookyln-based photographer, Ben Franke.

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Sep 182021

Dance In Frame Photowalk

Explore how to photograph elegance, grace, and emotion in a photowalk featuring renowned portrait photographer, Mark Mann.

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Oct 102020

Reflecting on Culture & Identity: Photography Talk with Deborah Anderson

Join award-winning photographer and film director, Deborah Anderson, as she brings to light the history and culture of the Lakota tribe with her latest body of work, “Women Of The White Buffalo”.

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Oct 42020

Redeveloping Our Narrative Through the Photographic Lens With Ruddy Roye and Devin Allen

Explore today’s important conversations and the moments in between at each focal point. Acclaimed documentary photographers, Ruddy Roye and Devin Allen give us their unique perspectives and the backstory on capturing the shot.

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Oct 32020

Black Hollywood: Here Before Now

What does today’s Black Hollywood look like through the lens of a seasoned Black photographer?

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Sep 272020

Jennifer McClure: On Creating a Visual Diary

Jennifer McClure will speak about her personal work and how she has used photography as an emotional lifeline during this pandemic.

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Sep 262020

The Gravity of Inclusive Storytelling with Cheriss May

Photographer and Educator Cheriss May shares her experiences, responsibility, and connection to telling the story of national reckoning on race and justice from the lens of a Black woman.

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Sep 202020

How to Visually Define Historic Moments: Brian Bowen Smith

Embark on a visual road trip for a glimpse of a socially distanced country in distress and hope through a visual series by Brian Bowen Smith.

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Sep 102020

Building your Photographic Legacy – A conversation with Jay Cassario

Join Leica Professional Photographer, Jay Cassario as he talks through his photographic journey with Leica.

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Sep 222019

Intentional accidents – The Art of Blended Exposures | Talk with Michael Turek

Learn the method behind creating remarkable blended exposures on film.

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Sep 222019

Shaping Shadows | Photowalk with Alan Schaller

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

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Sep 222019

From Al Sol to Zoi | Talk with Stella Johnson

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

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Sep 212019

Wisdom Anthologies: The Human Connection | Talk with Anne Marie Vivienne

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

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Sep 212019

Stunts and Stills | Photo Experience with Ben Franke

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

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Sep 212019

Be Here Now – The Zen Photographic Experience | Photowalk with David Butow

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

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Sep 202019

Expose the Night: Long Exposure | Photowalk with Antonio Di Benedetto

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.

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Sep 202019

How to Use the Street as Your Studio Photowalk

Capture the delicate expressions and beautiful movements of the human body in dance form against the backdrop of the urban landscape.

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Sep 192019

In Twilight: The Anatomy of a Long-Term Photo Project | Talk with Rene Perez

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.

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Sep 192019

Street Photography & The Search of True Love | Photowalk with Doug Menuez

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

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Sep 152019

Color & Contrast | Photowalk with Joe Greer

Explore the hidden gems of Brooklyn Bridge Park in this golden hour photowalk. A selection of Leica cameras and lenses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for use during this photowalk.

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Sep 152019

Dance in 35 | Talk with Omar Z. Robles

Challenge yourself to optimize your photographic equipment in a discussion of movement and dance, and learn how to fine tune the most important of your tools – that piece behind your viewfinder.

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Sep 152019

Framing Fame | Talk with @iamsuede

Discover how a concert photographer blends into the scene to capture candid moments of his celebrity subjects.

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Sep 142019

Up Close & Personal with Modern Day Photojournalism | Talk with David Butow

Unravel the techniques of capturing emotional visual stories without intruding on your subjects. Learn how to get close to your subject without impacting visual expressions.

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Sep 142019

Weapon of Choice | Dialogue with Travon Free and Ruddy Roye

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.

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Sep 142019

Monochrom Magic | Photowalk With Mat Rick

Sharpen your creative edge as you explore the world of black and white photograph.

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Sep 132019

Creativity and Imagination to Occupy the Future | Talk with Sheila Pree Bright

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.

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Sep 132019

Printing for Improvement, Preservation & Profit | Talk with Eric Luden & Andrea Zocchi

Examine how fine printing can indulge with artistic practices with industry leaders Digital Silver Imaging.

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Sep 132019

Inspiration vs. Influence | Talk with Jason Roman

Discover how to effectively use YouTube to grow your personal brand and to connect with your audience. Explore the benefits of building a strong visual identity and how to use YouTube to empower creativity.

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Sep 122019

From the Streets of New York to the Printed Page

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”.

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Sep 122019

In the Zone | Photowalk with Phil Cuenco

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.

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May 42019

Go Unnoticed: Street Photography Photowalk with Mathieu Bitton

Find the unusual in the ordinary with photographer as you go undercover in a street photography photowalk with photographer Mathieu Bitton.

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May 42019

Keepin’ It Simple Photowalk with Lauren Koplowitz

Life’s complicated; let Lauren Koplowitz show you how slowing down & seeing beauty where others many not can create meaningful photos from the mundane.

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May 32019

Elements of a Visual Art: A Narrative Photowalk with Mynxii White

Push your creativity to make compelling imagery that stands out from the rest in a unique photowalk with photographer, film maker, and makeup artist Mynxii White.

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May 32019

Complimentary Portfolio Reviews with Leica Gallery LA Curator Paris Chong

Have your portfolio reviewed by Leica Gallery Manager and Curator Paris Chong at the Leica Pavilion.

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May 22019

Leica Photographers Guide to the Galaxy: A Photowalk with Andrew Stuart x Pete Halvorsen

Pete and Andrew will lead a walk along The Avenue of the Stars to the Century City Mall, and create a photo assignment to help extend your eye and street photography skills.

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Apr 282019

The Art of Storytelling Photowalk with Leica Akademie Instructor Philip Cuenco

Discover the elements of storytelling and learn how to apply it to photography with Leica Akademie Instructor Philip Cuenco in a photowalk designed to ignite your creativity.

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Apr 282019

Controversy and the Art of the Image

Melanie Pullen’s talk will cover the taboo subjects that she explores in her work, including the self-imposed boundaries that she adheres to when delving into controversial subject matters and series.

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Apr 272019

Depth of Shadows: Understanding Harsh Light & Shadows Photowalk with Stephen Vanasco

Learn how to use harsh light to add depth to your photos through shadows in a photowalk with photographer Stephen Vanasco.

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Apr 272019

Abstract City Photowalk with Matthew Nordman × Jenae Lien

Challenge your creativity to make photos unique to your visual signature.

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Apr 262019

‘Seeing with your Heart. Photographing with your Mind’ Photowalk with Bil Brown

Infuse the beauty of poetry and emotion with photography in a photowalk with photographer and artist Bil Brown.

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Sep 232018

Color and Composure Photowalk

Find your visual identity, and discover your creative process in a photowalk with Joe Greer, in partnership with ONA.

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Sep 232018

Leica Storytellers: The Art of Analog

Fall in love with film photography in this digital era, and find out why Stephen Vanasco chooses to create with both film and digital by understanding each as their own medium.

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Sep 232018

Pursuing Long Term Projects and Books

Join Harvey Stein in a fast-paced talk about pursuing long term projects and turning them into the most meaningful and long-lasting venue: a book. He will show and discuss images from his newly published book, “Mexico Between Life and Death,” and describe some of his techniques to help you get your book published.

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Sep 222018

#WitnessBrooklyn Photowalk

From Brooklyn’s back alleys to its shadowed side streets, witness the city with a new perspective in an exciting photowalk with 13th Witness.

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Sep 222018

Leica Storytellers: The Power of Print

Discover the importance of bringing your photography to life through prints with Stephen Vanasco.

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Sep 222018

Leica Storytellers: The Chronicles of the Evolving Photographer

With over a decade of working multiple high-profile celebrity events, learn why Philip Cuenco made the jump from DSLR to rangefinder. Philip will speak about his successes, failures and his continuous adaptation to new imaging technologies, adapting to demands from the social media world while still balancing his own passions and continuously growing as an artist.

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Sep 222018

On the Streets with Andre D. Wagner

Get up close and personal with New York City street photographer, Andre Wagner. He will discuss his work, process, and hold a conversation about using the street as an open studio.

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Sep 212018

What makes a Portrait a Portrait?

Dive deep into the art of portraiture with Mark Mann to find the balance between self-expression as the photographer and authenticity in the sitter during this hands-on portrait shoot at the Leica Pavilion, in partnership with Loculars.

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Sep 212018

Capturing Light Photowalk

Surround yourself in shades of gold in the beautiful city of Brooklyn during a sunset photowalk with Mat Rick, in partnership with ONA.

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Sep 212018

Camera Talk with Kishore Sawh

Explore the disconnect between emotion and tech in photography and how ‘experience & romance’ will define the next generation of cameras.

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Sep 202018

Leica Storytellers: Modern Day Photojournalism

Africa Bureau Chief for VICE News, Jackson Fager, shares his journey from his most recent trip to Democratic Republic of Congo, covering Catch Fetish, also known as Voodoo Wrestling. Witness lighthearted moments of a war-torn country through the lens of the Leica SL, and discover how the evolution of photojournalism impacts your visual stories.

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Sep 202018

The Emotional Journey of Photographing a Face Transplant

Join Maggie and Lynn’s experience documenting the emotional two and a half year journey of Katie Stubblefield, the youngest face transplant patient in the U.S.

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Sep 202018

“The Geography of Hate” Talk

Immerse yourself in a visual story like no other with Lynn Johnson. In 2000 Lynn began documenting the places where extreme acts of violence took place in the United States for Master’s degree thesis at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University.

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Sep 162018

Expose the Night: Long Exposure Photowalk

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

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Sep 162018

Leica Storytellers: A Longer View

Witness the beauty and demise of nature seen through the eyes of D. Randall Blythe, as he speaks about the devastating environmental shortsightedness that has been the hallmark of human expansion in the modern age. Blythe’s images of resistance against the currently daunting scenario give us a sliver of hope.

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Sep 162018

Light, Landscape and Leica Photowalk

Explore DUMBO through the lens of a Leica and create stunning stills using natural light with Pei Ketron.

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Sep 152018

Leica Storytellers: Prophet over Profit

Unveil visual stories of a cathartic journey, told through an unfiltered lens by Ryan Muirhead, in partnership with ONA.

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Sep 152018

Stunts and Stills Photowalk

Capture movement with Ben Franke and the Leica SL in an action-filled parkour photowalk.

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Sep 152018

Connecting with Culture: A Conversation with Miranda and Stella

Join the conversation between Leica photographers, Miranda Barnes and Stella Johnson, as they discuss their experiences documenting and connecting with communities they themselves don’t belong to.

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Sep 142018

Leica Storytellers: Merging Art & Commerce To Feed My Soul And My Family

Learn strategies on selling work without selling your soul with renowned photographer Doug Menuez. Jump into the mind of Doug Menuez as he shares his experience of connecting timeless storytelling and commercial advertising to create meaningful moments in photography.

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Sep 142018

From Portrait to Pier: Capturing the Essence of the Sea

Break away from traditional landscapes, and learn how to create rich seascapes while capturing movement of silky waves with EJ Camp.

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Sep 132018

No Plan B: The Talk

Learn about life on the road as an assignment photographer and the nuances of working at a large media company in this fun and lighthearted talk with renowned photographer David Carol.

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Sep 132018

People, Portraits and Places Photowalk

Master the art of environmental portraiture using Brooklyn as your backdrop in a golden hour photowalk with Jose “Tutes” Tutiven, in partnership with ONA.

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Sep 242017

Shoot Leica New Yorker: Photowalk with Rob McCarthy

Learn the fundamentals of photography with Rob McCarthy as he takes you on a tour of Brooklyn.

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Sep 232017

Huawei Photo Hunt

You’re invited to join us in an exciting Scavenger Hunt! Leica Camera USA will provide a list of 10 items for participants to photograph at Photoville with a loaner Huawei Mate9.

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Sep 232017

Action Photography with Pep Williams

Dive into action with Pep Williams as he takes you on a skateboard and action shoot where you’ll learn how to capture speed and composition in your photography.

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Sep 222017

Expose the Night: Long Exposure Photography with Antonio DiBenedetto

Join us for an exciting nighttime photo in an opportunity to learn how to shoot long exposure photography with Antonio DiBenedetto.

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Sep 212017

Golden Hour Photowalk with Mat Rick

Experience the beauty of golden hour under the Brooklyn Bridge while learning how to photograph in low light settings on an exciting photowalk with Mat Rick in partnership with ONA Bags.

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Sep 172017

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.

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Sep 162017

A Picture of America: Privilege, Race & The Era of Trump

Explore the lives of individuals and communities that are often unseen, through the perspective of renowned photographers Sheila Pree Bright and Danny Wilcox Frazier.

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Sep 162017

Huawei Photo Hunt

You’re invited to join us in an exciting Scavenger Hunt! Leica Camera USA will provide a list of 10 items for participants to photograph at Photoville with a loaner Huawei Mate9.

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Sep 152017

Space Invaders: Getting Up Close and Personal with Donato DiCamillo

Learn how to shoot intimate portraits of strangers with Donato DiCamillo. He’ll guide you on how to get close to your subject without anxiety and fear.

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Sep 142017

Street Portraits with Jose Tutiven

Explore the streets of DUMBO with Tutes and his Leica M in partnership with ONA bags. During this photowalk, Tutes will share tips and techniques on how to capture street photography while adding your own creative touches.

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Sep 132017

Committed: A Leica Conversation with Doug Menuez and Mark Mann

Join Doug Menuez and Mark Mann as they dive into an in-depth discussion on how to overcome challenges and fears that arise in projects.

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Sep 132017

Capturing Movement with Parkour photographer Ben Franke

Join Ben Franke in a thrilling discussion on how to capture in-action photography. Ben will teach you the technicalities of how to photograph movement and balance while keeping your subject in focus.

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Sep 252016

The Art of Street Photography with Richard Bram

Join photographer Richard Bram for a special talk, Q&A, and book signing of his new book, featuring 10 years of images from the streets of New York.

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Sep 242016

Passion Before Profit: The Importance of Loving What You Do

Building confidence in your passion for photography as a means to success.

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Sep 242016

“Finding Your Visual Identity in a Digital World” with Ralph Gibson

Followed by a book signing 3:00PM – 4:00PM

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Sep 242016

See the Bigger Picture: Defining Your Style as a Photographer in the Digital Age

Explore the art of photography through four unique perspectives unified by a legendary rangefinder camera: the Leica M.

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Sep 232016

Photography Wide Open

Stretch your imagination and prepare yourself for an incredible journey into the wide open world of photography with fashion and fine art photographer Mark de Paola. Using his wealth of still and motion imagery, Mark will demonstrate how his use of the Leica Noctilux allows him to dance on the threshold of exposure and minimum focus distances to render his style and approach to portraiture.

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Sep 232016

Leica Printstameet

Who doesn’t love a photographic print? At Leica, we believe a photograph isn’t finished until it’s printed, so we’re kicking off our presence at Photoville 2016 with the first ever Leica PrintstaMeet.

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Sep 232016

The Art of Printing in a Digital World

Eric Luden, founder of Digital Silver Imaging, will discuss the various printing options available today, and help you understand the right process for your individual imagery.

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Sep 222016

Street Photography Workshop with Aziz Yazdani

Learn the techniques for shooting captivating street images. Check out a Leica camera and lens for a guided photowalk with Aziz Yazdani and experience the art of street photography through the Leica perspective.

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Sep 212016

Coffee, Cameras and Conversation Instameet with Clive Campbell (@Fliickman)

Make connections, collaborate and share perspectives as you explore DUMBO coffee houses with photographer Clive Campbell.

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Jun 242012

Walking Tour: Photographing DUMBO with a Leica Digital Rangefinder

Follow the path of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Elliott Erwitt by experiencing the extension of art, craftsmanship and philosophy of the Leica brand. Today, Leica’s flagship M-System remains the preferred tool of photojournalists and documentary photographers worldwide.

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Jun 242012

The Decisive Moment: Leica Camera M-System

Leica Camera invites you to a seminar featuring the famed rangefinder M-System.

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