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Issue 5/2019

This issue brings you a retrospective of the work of Leica pioneers Dr. Paul Wolff and Alfred Tritschler, who are currently being honoured with a book and an exhibition at the Ernst Leitz Museum.

The magazine also includes: a reportage by Cédric Gerbehaye set in one of the most impressive places on earth and dealing with the mining of what is currently one of the most important raw materials in the world; a fantastical journey to Latina America with Luis Cobelo; and impressions from Germany's Ruhr district captured by Till Brönner. 

In the technical segment you can discover more about the special edition Leica CL “Urban Jungle by Jean Pigozzi”, and learn how the new smartphone by Chinese manufacturer Huawei equipped with a Leica quad camera, the P30 Pro, stands up to the test. 

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Essentially, I discovered that all the photos I was taking in Aracataca were a reflection of the last twenty years of my life…
Luis Cobelo

… sensations I had accrued throughout my whole career across the Caribbean and Latin America. To me, ‘Zurumbático’ contains all the essences and sensations that were already within me, and through photography the experience of this project deepened and strengthened those roots.”

Ambassador Luis Cobelo

In search of Gabriel García Márquez: the photographer Luis Cobelo was guided by the novel ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’. He invites the viewer to visit a small town in Latin America, where he took pictures that he now realises are a reflection of his own emotions.

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