On Tuesday, June 21, Leica Camera and Magnum Photos gathered distinguished guests at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris. The event began with a panel discussion entitled “Crises and catastrophes in pictures. What justifiable role can photojournalism play in an age of camera phones, Twitter and Facebook?” Moderated by Samuel Kirszenbaum. The panel included Christopher Anderson, Vice President of Magnum Photos; Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Head of Supervisory Board at Leica Camera AG; Magdalena Herrera, Director of Photography at GEO France; Nicolas Jimenez, Director of Photography at Le Monde; Dominic Nahr of Magnum Photos and Nassem Tarawnah a Jordanian blogger who writes for The Black Iris. Then Stefan Daniel, Director of Product Management at Leica Camera AG, debuted the new Leica M9-P camera (http://bit.ly/LeicaM9P) and the new Leica Super-Elmar-M 1: 3.4/21 mm ASPH. lens (http://bit.ly/LeicaSuperElmarM).
After the event, guests had a chance to mingle and see the work of Magnum photographers that was displayed. This video provides a recap of the day’s events including the panel discussion and interviews with some of the guests about why they choose to use Leica cameras.
-Leica Internet Team