Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography

Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography - that is the name of the anniversary exhibition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography that will be on view at the C/O Berlin from 22 August to 01 November 2015 after it has already established visitor records in the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt and at Haus der Photographie in Hamburg. The anniversary exhibition is dedicated to the radical changes and visual revolution in the world of photography that were triggered by the appearance of the technically innovative, compact, light and extremely mobile ‘Leica’ (‘Leitz Camera’). The exhibition spotlights various aspects of 35 mm photography from its beginnings to the present day – from journalistic strategies and documentary approaches to examples of freestyle artistic imagery. The exhibition will be showing more than 200 photographs together with documentary material, camera models and publications from the company archives at Leica.

C/O Berlin will be presenting works by prominent Leica photographers like Alexander Rodtschenko, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ro­bert Capa, Christer Strömholm, Robert Frank, Bruce Da­vidson, William Klein, F.C. Gundlach, Fred Herzog, Barbara Klemm, Robert Lebeck, William Eggleston, René Burri, Thomas Hoepker, Bruce Gilden. The exhibition was curated by Hans-Michael Koetzle, who is one of the most renowned German Photographic publicists and curators.

Accompanying the exhibition C/O provides in the coming months a versatile accompanying program, consisting of tours, lectures and workshops.

Get detailed information about the exhibition at C/O Berlin here.

The Eyes wide open! book is available here or at Leica Stores.

Learn more about the exhibition in an interview with Felix Hoffmann on the Leica Blog.