The Leica Camera Celebrates 100 Years
The invention of the first compact photo camera a hundred years ago was a breakthrough for professional and amateur photographers alike.
Exactly one century after the invention of the very first small-size camera – The Leica – in 1914, a major exhibition has been organised at the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Museum in Hamburg.
The exhibition EYES WIDE OPEN: 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY attempts to offer a comprehensive overview of the change in photography brought about by the invention and introduction of the infamous Leica.
Approximately 400 photographs, supplemented by documentary material, recount the history of small-format photography from its beginnings to the present day, including important material on loan from the factory archives of Leica Camera AG in Wetzlar – some of which has never been shown before.
EYES WIDE OPEN runs until the 11th January, 2015 at the Deichtorhallen Museum in Hamburg, Germany.
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