A private viewing of Positive View Foundation’s exhibition “Landmark: the Fields of Photography,” which celebrates 21st century landscape photography, was held at Somerset House on March 13, 2013. Leica Camera was on hand participating in the event with a pop-up Leica S Portrait Studio. Photographer Robert Leslie, known for documenting the greats of photography at over 40 studio installations since 2007, was able to capture some of the highly-regarded exhibiting artists who stopped by the pop-up studio for his 1000portraits.net project.
Below are eight photographers whose portraits were taken by Leslie. Can you tell us who they are? If you can, we have a prize in store for one lucky reader: two tickets to the Positive View Foundation annual Gala Auction hosted by Christie’s King Street, London, on 15 May 2013. Up to 75 exceptional works from “Landmark: the Fields of Photography” will be sold internationally at the event.
To enter for a chance to win the two tickets, tweet us your guess of the name and number of the photographer using #LeicaWho. Please use one tweet per guess using the tweet button by the photographer you have recognized.
Every correct answer counts as an entry towards winning the prize (i.e. for example, 5 correct answers in 5 tweets is 5 entries). One winner will be chosen and will receive two tickets to attend the gala being held in London. The winner will be responsible for transportation to the gala. Answers will be accepted until Sunday, March 24 at Midnight PST. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, March 25, 2013.
To help you out, we’ve provided some hints…
Photographer 1 Clues:
Born in Madrid; based in Seattle, Washington.
Has a passion for conservation.
Known for his poignant images of the environment.
Spent two months photographing the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.
In 2009, he received the prestigious Prince’s Rainforest Project award.
Lives and works in England and has been described as the leading documentary photographer of our time and is most famous for his work photographing some of the world’s worst war zones and refugee crises.
Won Le Prix Dialogue at Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2005; the Infinity Prize from The International Center of Photography in 2004; the Foreign Press Club of America Award in 2003 and he was winner of the European Publishing Award, 2002.
He studied in politics, and art history in Grenoble, France.
He has received numerous awards and prizes including the HSBC Foundation for Photography Prize, the No-Limit Prize of the International Festival of Arles (France), first prize by Paris photo and BMW in 2006, and the Arcimboldo prize for Digital Photography in 2009.
His work has been exhibited across Europe, the United States and Asia.
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