Claudio Majorana: Mexicana

© Claudio Majorana

Claudio Majorana is a medical student and freelance documentary photographer who got his start in 2005. Born in Sicily, Italy in 1986, he is the son of a doctor and a painter, so his interests have always been divided between art and science. His photographic interests are primarily in documenting youth, skateboarding and street culture. [...]

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David Alan Harvey: BeachGames

© David Alan Harvey

David Alan Harvey was born in San Francisco in 1944 and raised in Virginia. He is a member of Magnum Photos and editor of Burn Magazine. Harvey’s books include “Cuba,” “Divided Soul,” and “Living Proof,” among others. His work “BeachGames” is being exhibited at Paris Photo LA through Sunday, March 3 at Leica’s booth (soundstage [...]

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Ragnar Axelsson: Around Iceland in 80 Hours

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Ragnar Axelsson, also known as RAX, is an Icelandic photographer who was born in 1958. He has been a photographer for Morgunbladid, Iceland’s biggest newspaper, since 1976. Axelsson has also shot numerous freelance projects for magazines and had exhibitions all over the world. Most recently, he took the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) for 80 [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Leica Notebook, Thoughts of Photographers for Philosophers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 38

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 49 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]

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Louis Foubare: Fluidity and Unpredictability in Street Photography

© Louis Foubare

Louis Foubare, born in Tennessee during World War II, worked in international finance for over 35 years all over the globe. He initially discovered photography through his grandmother’s old Kodak rangefinder camera. In college, he turned back to photography after he broke his leg while training for the national skiing team. After his eye sight [...]

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Jordi Cohen: Act of Faith

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Jordi Cohen, born in Manresa, Spain, is a travel photographer based in Barcelona. With a background in the medical field, he has worked for twenty years in the health sector in Spain, Latin America and Africa. He has exhibited his work throughout Europe and the Americas including the San Diego Art Institute, CEH Manege St. Petersburg, [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Santiago Vanegas, Isle of Skye

© Santiago Vanegas

This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview is with Santiago Vanegas, an Atlanta-based photographic artist, who brings an interesting set of aesthetics to his work. He has navigated in and out of two [...]

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Carlos Victor Causo: Monochromatic Memories

Kilauea © Carlos Victor Causo

Carlos Victor Causo was born in Cuba and raised in different locations, including Buenos Aires in Argentina and São Paulo in Brazil. After graduating from an American high school abroad, he moved to the United States to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Florida International University. While in college, Causo landed a full-time [...]

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Stéphané Lavoué: Into the Wild

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In Vermont, the written acronym NEK stands for an area known as the Northeast Kingdom. It is a sonorous name whose origin is attributed to George D. Aiken, former Governor of Vermont and US Senator, who first coined the term in a speech in 1949. They say it was not a preplanned publicity stunt for [...]

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David English: Luminescent Lobby

Cosmopolitan Lobby # 4 © David English

It’s always a challenge to find unusual subjects to photograph. Either we’ve seen variations of that same image thousands of times before, or what seemed unique in real life doesn’t translate well into a flattened photograph. I travel frequently to Las Vegas for tradeshows, and I’m always on the lookout there for something new and [...]

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Abdelrahman Gabr: Picturing His Passion for the People of Egypt

Aswan 13 © Abdelrahman Gabr

Born of Egyptian parents and raised in Queens, New York Abdelrahman Gabr grew up in a fascinating cultural melting pot consisting primarily of Korean and Egyptian families, so he was certainly no stranger to the joys and challenges of cultural diversity. After 13 years in the U.S. his family moved to Alexandria, Egypt, another city [...]

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Mark Steigelman: Shooting Out the Back Window of a Fiat 500

Vanity © Mark Steigelman

A photographer and accomplished darkroom worker since his early teens, Mark Steigelman has an eye for the ironic juxtapositions of everyday life, and he devised a brilliant and elegantly simple method of capturing them while stuck in traffic. He describes his life and career as such: “I was born in Newark, NJ in 1963 and [...]

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Enrique Badulescu: Appealingly Different

Enrique Badulescu is counted among the top fashion photographers of today. After graduating from the German School in Mexico City, he studied photography in Munich at the former Bavarian State School for Photography. His international career began in the 1980s in the music business in London when he was working for the British magazine, The [...]

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Glen Craig: A Day in the Life of Miles Davis

© Glen Craig

Glen Craig, born in New York City in 1949, started taking pictures at age 12. By 16, his images were published in magazines in the United States and Europe and he later studied at Parsons School of Design in New York. Glen is known for photographing legends in music including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and [...]

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Knut Skjærven: Looking at Street Photography, Part 2

© Knut Skjærven

Here, Knut Skjærven takes a deeper look into street photography. Read part one here.  A Practical Process My ambition was never to do yet another study on perception or to embark on an academic path to street photography. What interested me, was to see how I could use the tools as a photographer. Pictures, not [...]

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