Bruce Gilden traveled to Florida as part of Magnum Photo's Postcards from America Project. Gilden's goal for the project was to use the Leica S to capture portraits of the people of Florida, including the underdogs.
In the 1950s Magnum created portfolios for "Generation X". Every photographer was given a group project: the task of portraying the new generation in the country he was visiting. The selected individuals were each interviewed using the same questionnaire, herein creating a fascinating portrait of a future generation. "Generation X" was published throughout the world. This video highlights Werner Bischof's trip to India and Japan and the people he photographed and interviewed on his journey.
Leica Camera presents a new video, which was created in partnership with Magnum Photos. It shows the story of Jonas Bendiksen photographing extreme skiing at the foot of Mont Blanc, under the toughest conditions, using the Leica S2.
Constantine Manos was born in 1934 in South Carolina to Greek immigrant parents. He went on to attend the University of South Carolina, from which he graduated in 1955. Joining Magnum Photos in 1963, he then became a full Member in 1965. This video, produced in partnership with Magnum, is a personal documentary of Manos' wide-ranging subjects – from desegregation in the American South to life in Greece and his later work throughout America which he shot in color. One thing has remained constant throughout his career, it's been Costa and his Leica rangefinder.
This photo essay, part of our collaboration with Magnum Photos, documents Alex Webb's exploration of Chicago and the Loop. Inspired in part by one of his early influences, Ray Metzker's "My Camera and I in the Loop," he explores the streets of the US's "Second City." Though unlike the street photographers of the so-called Chicago School (Callahan, Metzger, Sturr, Sterling), Alex Webb has chosen to photograph the city's multitudinous character in color. Having spent most of his 30 year long career shooting outside of the US, Alex Webb turns his lens to his home nation during this very important election year.
Read our interview with Alex Webb on the Leica Camera blog: bit.ly/ybUG00