Leica Returns to Photoville

Ignite your passion for photography with Leica, and join the excitement with Photoville through our inspiring #LeicaConversations programs, beginning on September 17th.

Photoville returns for its 9th year in new and exciting ways featuring complimentary virtual storytelling lectures, artist talks, and workshops along with pop-up exhibitions scattered across the five borough of New York City.

Share your Photoville moments on social with #Leicaville2020.


Leica Women Foto Project 2019 Awardees Exhibition

Visit Dock Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park to explore the works of our Leica Women Foto Project 2019 awardees, Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova, and Eva Woolridge and see their stories come to life. Sit it on their panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 2 PM ET to learn about their unique creative process and how their visual storytelling has been impacted this year.

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Program Schedule

Black Hollywood: Here Before Now
A Conversation with Kwaku Alston

October 3 | 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET

What does today’s Black Hollywood look like through the lens of a seasoned Black photographer? What does it mean to be positioned as a standard bearer or gatekeeper of sorts, when it comes to the creation of imagery that will ultimately be used to sell to and be relatable to diverse audiences? Examine how Kwaku chooses to represent himself, a person of color, within the context of commercial photography and advertising.


Controlling the Narrative Behind the Lens
A Conversation with: Ruddy Roye & Devin Allen

October 4 | 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET

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.


Reflecting on Culture & Identity:
A Photography Talk with Deborah Anderson

October 10 | 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET

Join Deborah as she brings to light the history and culture of the Lakota tribe with her latest body of work, “Women Of The White Buffalo”. Their stories of loss, suicide, murder and epidemic meth addiction among their community are mirrored by their deep ancestral roots, traditional ceremony, prayer and hope. Hosted by Leica Gallery Los Angeles Manager & Curator, Paris Chong.



Leica Playlist

Explore our online series of Leica conversations featuring celebrated artists from myriad genres of photography. Discover their greatest visual feats and indulge in tips and techniques to inspire your own creative journey.

The ReAmericans:
A Conversation with Brandon Ralph with Mathieu Bitton

Join us for a conversation with Brandon Ralph about his body of work "ReAmericans." During a time in our culture when the idea of what makes one an American is a topic of heated debate ReAmericans presents a vast and varied look at the country and offers an opportunity for the viewer to reexamine the myriad incarnations of patriotism as well as day to day life in this country. Hosted by Mathieu Bitton.

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Necessary Fictions:
A Conversation with Debi Cornwall & Elizabeth Avedon

2x juror for the Leica Women Foto Project, photo book and exhibition designer, Elizabeth Avedon, joins Leica Women Foto Project Awardee, conceptual documentary artist and filmmaker, Debi Cornwall, for a conversation focused on the importance book-making has had in her career and could have in yours.

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Learning to See:
A Conversation with Stella Johnson

Learn about Stella's creative process, how she developed lifelong relationships with the people she photographs, and what that means to the photographic narrative. Learning to see requires perseverance, patience, preparation, and knowing what to look for when you encounter those unexpected moments.

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Photographic Evolution:
A Conversation with Phil Penman

Learn how to make your work stand out with Phil as he shares his creative process and refined vision behind his black and white photography. Phil will also discuss how he effectively markets his personal brand and visual voice on social media.

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Moments of Humanity Through a Leica M10-R:
Ruddy Roye & Stephen Vanasco

Explore moments that matter and the spaces in between through two very unique perspectives, threaded together by a single camera. Ruddy and Stephen will share their experiences documenting today's important conversations through the lens of a Leica M10-R.

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The Impact of an Origin Story with Joel Meyerowitz
Hosted by Hugh Brownstone

Join Joel as he sits down with host Hugh Brownstone to share how he thinks about a photographer’s oeuvre – and in the process learn more about Joel’s own life’s journey. From his origin story growing up in the Bronx to a life-changing encounter with Robert Frank and more, we will explore the impact of our visual language on cultural programs that support the world of photography.

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A Conversation with "Mr. M" Stefan Daniel

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Leica’s Global Director of Product Division, Stefan Daniel, respectfully known as "Mr. M", to discover the inspiration behind the Leica M-System. This is a unique opportunity to ask "Mr. M" your questions on the past, present and future of the legendary Leica M-System.

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The Visual Voice:
A Conversation with Randy Blythe

From photographing protests to documenting his own personal experiences, Randy captures the raw emotion of moments that matter. Discover how he uses photography as a means of expression to spark conversations that incite change.

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Field of Dreams:
A Conversation with Howard Kendrick

From capturing moments on the field to the intimate encounters in between, discover the role photography plays in documenting the experience of MLB's Howard Kendrick.

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Show Me the Picture
A Jim Marshall Story by Amelia Davis

Sit down with owner of the Jim Marshall Estate, Amelia Davis, as she shares the stories behind Marshall's images, their friendship and managing his legacy.

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One Camera, One Lens:
A Conversation with Alan Schaller

A Leica rangefinder, 24mm lens and a determination to make images with impact. Alan Schaller shows us what is possible.

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Still Life in the Secret Garden:
A Conversation with Maggie Steber

Discover some of the stories behind renowned photographer Maggie Steber’s provocative, Guggenheim-winning project, "The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma", as she reveals her process for creating still life images.

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