LEICA M-SYSTEM 2012 WALL CALENDAR SHOWCASES WORK OF INTERNATIONAL MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHERS
Solms, Germany (November 30, 2011) – Leica Camera AG, in conjunction with Magnum Photos, presents the Leica M-System wall calendar for 2012. Titled ‘Past. Present. Future.,’ the calendar shares its name with the motto of the partnership between Magnum and Leica and contains six monochrome and six color images shot with Leica’s flagship M cameras by a selection of well-known Magnum photographers.
Each calendar image is accompanied by a few words from the photographer along with information about the camera used. The photographers selected include: Alex Majoli, Richard Kalvar, Bruno Barbey, Martine Franck, Paul Fusco, Alex Webb, Constantine Manos, Rene Burri, Mark Power and Elliott Erwitt. Each photographer is represented by at least one image and several contributed two. The result is a high-quality wall calendar with widely differing images that provide impressive insights into the world of photojournalism captured with the Leica rangefinder system.
The Leica M-System wall calendar in landscape format (approximately 16.5 x 28.3 in) will be available from the LFI online shop at www.lfi-online.de, Leica stores and Leica distributors beginning December 2011.
About the collaboration between Leica Camera AG and Magnum Photos:
In February 2011, Leica Camera AG and Magnum Photos signed a technological and photographic partnership agreement founded on the common history of these two world-famous photographic institutions that goes back almost one hundred years. New chapters in this story of long-standing dedication to the field of independent documentary photography will be written in a number of joint projects under the motto of ‘Past. Present. Future.’
Against this common background, a number of independently produced multimedia essays by Magnum photographers began production in Spring 2011 and will be presented online at www.leica-camera.com, www.lfi-online.de and www.magnumphotos.com. Additionally, the partnership provides an opportunity to gain knowledge and insight from the experience of Magnum photographers working in the field with the latest Leica equipment. The field reports from Magnum photographers will make a significant contribution to the comprehensive user requirements analyses already performed by Leica, assisting in the mutual aim of developing the Leica product portfolio to ensure that products continue to meet the needs of photographers around the world.