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Leica Camera Celebrates 99 Years

By Dan Carr | December 12, 2012

Allendale, NJ (December 6, 2012) – For nearly a century, Leica cameras have captured fleeting moments and transformed them into stories brimming with the lifeblood of true human experience. The iconic image of the end of WWII as displayed by the sailor and nurse in Times Square embodies the excitement and relief felt in the U.S. on V-J Day, an immortal message not of love, but of spontaneous joie de vivre.  As a stark contrast, yet just as intense, the palpable fear on Napalm Girl’s face reaches beyond the picture as she runs screaming from the wreckage that was formerly her home, announcing to the world that war also, and above all, affects the most innocent people: children. Now, the story of passion and inspiration synonymous with Leica Camera comes to life in “Ninety Nine Years Leica,” a 300-page tribute to the intensely emotive and legendary images that have become a part of our lives. It sheds an emotional spotlight on 99 years of enthusiasm for a small camera developed by Oskar Barnack in 1913.

Part history lesson, part compilation of personal anecdotes, part pop culture retrospective, “Ninety Nine Years Leica,” ushers readers into an undiscovered “Leica Universe.” A unique, fun and enlightening combination of compelling images and expressive texts tells the story behind a brand well on the way to becoming a living legend. Throughout the book, it becomes evident that not only has Leica played an active role in the world’s celebrations, sadness, relief and hope but also in the lives of its camera owners. The result of a close collaboration between Leica and the multiple-award-winning publisher 99pages - under the creative direction of Ansgar Pudenz, Rainer Schillings and Till Schaffarczyk - “Ninety Nine Years Leica” takes readers on a trail of photographic discovery blazed by legendary Leica photographers such as Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa and Elliott Erwitt.

“Ninety Nine Years Leica” debuted at the photokina 2012 trade show to rave reviews. In North America, fewer than 1,500 English copies are now available exclusively through the following Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers:


LEICA STORES AND BOUTIQUES



LEICA STORE WASHINGTON DC
977 F STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20004
Telephone: 202-787-5900
LEICA STORE NEW YORK SOHO
670 BROADWAY #501
NEW YORK, NY 10012
Telephone: 800-871-6648
LEICA STORE SAO PAULO
SHOPPING CIDADE JARDIM,
AV. MAGALHAES DE CASTRO
12.000 PISO TERREO
05502-001 SAO PAULO, SP
Telephone: +55 (11) 3758-3609
Portuguese Language book

LEICA BOUTIQUE at Willoughby’s
298 5TH AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10001
Telephone: 800-378-1898
LEICA BOUTIQUE at Samy’s Camera
431 S. FAIRFAX. AVE
LOS ANGELES, NY 90036
Telephone: 323-938-2420
LEICA BOUTIQUE at Bergen County Camera
270 WESTWOOD AVENUE
WESTWOOD, NJ 07675
Telephone: 800-841-4118

LEICA BOUTIQUE at Camera West
70-177 HWY 111, SUITE 100
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270
Telephone: 760-992-5422
LEICA BOUTIQUE at Broadway Camera
1055 WEST BROADWAY #102
VANCOUVER , BC V6H 1E2
Telephone: 604-733-9282

LEICA BOUTIQUE at The Pro Shop
417 CLEMATIS STREET
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401
Telephone: 561-253-2606
LEICA GALLERY NEW YORK
670 Broadway
NEW YORK, NY 10012
Telephone: 212-777-3051
 

 


LEICA DEALERS (U.S.)



ADORAMA CAMERA
42 WEST 18TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10011
Telephone: 212-627-8487
CAMERA WEST
1255 S MAIN STREET STE 201
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596
Telephone: 925-935-1424
THE CLASSIC CONNECTION, LLC
501 KINGS HIGHWAY EAST STE 101
FAIRFIELD, CT 06825
Telephone: 888-534-2272

C&H PHOTO
7720 FAY AVE.
LA JOLLA, CA 92037
Telephone: 858-729-6565

DALE PHOTO & DIGITAL
2960 SIMMS STREET
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33020
Telephone: 800-327-1776

E.P. LEVINE
219 BEAR HILL RD
WALTHAM, MA 02451
Telephone: 800-875-3055
GLAZER’S CAMERA SUPPLY
430 8TH AVE. NORTH
SEATTLE, WA 98109
Telephone: 888-531-3232
HOUSTON CAMERA EXCHANGE
5900 RICHMOND AVE
HOUSTON, TX 77057
Telephone: 800-226-3725

KEN HANSEN NY INC
NEW YORK, NY 10022
Telephone: 212- 879-3263
OC CAMERA
27680 MARGUERITE PKWY.
MISSION VIEJO, CA 92692
Telephone: 949-347-1276
PAUL’S PHOTO
23845 S. HAWTHORNE BLVD.
TORRANCE, CA 90505
Telephone: 310-375-7014

QUALITY CAMERA COMPANY
382 TRABERT AVE
ATLANTA, GA 30309
Telephone: 404-881-8700

SILVIO’S PHOTOWORKS
22409 HAWTHORNE BLVD.
TORRANCE, CA 90505
Telephone: 310-791-7100
 



LEICA DEALERS (CANADA)



THE CAMERA STORE INC.
802-11 AVENUE SW
CALGARY, AB T2R 0E5
Telephone: 888-539-9397
CAMTEC PHOTO
26 RUE NOTRE DAME EAST
MONTREAL, QC H2Y 1
Telephone: 514-875-5110
EIGTH ELM
525 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
TORONTO, ON M5G 2L3
Telephone: 416-597-6638

PHOTOCREATIVE INC.
5080 TIMBERLEA BLVD UNIT 18
MISSISSAUGA, ON L4W 4
Telephone: 800-956-8323

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