Leica Camera shares a passion for and a love of creative photography of the highest standards with many people around the world – that’s why making such works and their creators accessible to people with this passion has always been important to Leica. For decades now, and for this precise reason, Leica has offered both prominent Leica photographers and emerging new talents an opportunity to present their work to a wider audience. The Leica galleries were conceived as the ideal forum for this purpose.
The tradition of the Leica Galleries goes back to the 1970s. The first Leica Gallery was founded in Wetzlar in 1976 and currently resides in the headquarters of Leica Camera AG. Further galleries were to follow, and today, Leica Galleries are found in many parts of the world, including Singapore.
Leica Galerie Singapore
Located at the iconic Raffles Hotel, the Leica Galerie is the start of a beautiful photographic journey for many. The goal is to share the joy and love for photography through Leica exhibitions in Singapore, to audiences who have yet to experience the emotions of such work firsthand. The Leica Galerie will showcase over 6 photography exhibitions each year from local and international talents. The first exhibition was launched with 23 original black and white prints from the Leica Collection and included works from legendary photographers such as Thomas Hoepker, Henri Cartier-Bresson, René Burri, Sebastiao Salgado, Constantine Manos, Klavdij Sluban and Jane Evelyn Atwood.
Leica Galerie Singapore
328 North Bridge Road
10 am – 8 pm daily
Between the Years
18 Feb - 15 May 2023 | Valentin Goppel
Young adults in times of Corona: The German photographer’s series explores the impact of the pandemic on his generation. Like his contemporaries, Goppel also experienced the sudden stalling of habitual activities, and was obliged to come to terms with feelings of insecurity when considering any plan for the future. Corona was rather like a catalyst for a progressive sense of disorientation. Goppel’s pictures speak of the strange forlornness affecting an entire generation.Make An Appointment
From his personal experience, Goppel’s photographic work was helpful in overcoming his own passivity: photography proved to be a good tool for better understanding his thoughts and fears; and for finding images that convey a feeling of forlornness. Since New Year’s Eve, 2020, Goppel has been taking pictures for his series in different parts of Germany. He watched his friends and acquaintances from his own concerned perspective, with the aim of giving expression to the feelings of a whole generation. His images oscillate between observation and staging; and he deliberately avoids definite explanations and localisations. With a precise and sensitive eye, he has found powerful motifs that can already be seen as a documentation of our present times.
About Valentin Goppel
Valentin Goppel was born in Regensburg in 2000. He was still a teenager when he began taking photographs. Since September 2019, he has been studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at college in Hanover. First assignments and publications have been for Spiegel and Die Zeit, among others. Valentin was also recently awarded The Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) Newcomer 2022 winner.
Photo Exhibition at Leica Store Marina Bay Sands
Located within the Leica Store at Marina Bay Sands, the photo exhibition showcases works of budding local talents and Leica customers.
SINGING IN THE DARK
7 Nov 2022 - 16 Apr 2023 | KC Eng and members of Red Photos
It is more than just about the opera, the performers and the props involved. It is the incorporeal embodiment of tradition that we must treasure today, fading as it will with time’s arrow. It is also an emblem of the altruistic spirit of dedicating oneself wholeheartedly to something without expecting much materially in return. This photo exhibition holds and passes on that shimmering trove to the audience, in hope that the persistence of its memory may yet still gleam farther down in the sands of time, before its final vanishment under a shroud of oblivion.Make An Appointment
About KC Eng
Many years ago – after my national service - I decided to see the world through the camera lens. This bridge between science and art, brings both worlds to a common denominator in my search fora unified vision in time, space and structure. For now, I write stories in visual language where prose and poetry require no transcription. My trusty Leica facilitates the 'taking', whilst I do the 'giving', to transform and transcend ordinary reality, bringing subjective order into objective chaos. In a domain undictated by formula, I turn to myself with my conscience speaking, writing and singing in the language of light and time.
About Red Photos
A small diverse group of photography enthusiasts coming together to learn and capture life through their lenses.
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