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Leica on the 100th birthday

Posted on by Mike Evans

Henri Cartier-Bresson with his trusty Leica in 1957. Photograph: Jane Bown (via The Guardian)

Henri Cartier-Bresson with his trusty Leica in 1957. Photograph: Jane Bown (via The Guardian)

The Guardian celebrated Leica's 100th birthday with a medley of thoughts from three of the paper's top photographers, Eamonn McCabeSean Smith, Denis Thorpe. Eamonn starts the ball rolling:

"Now that we all carry cameraphones in our pockets, it's hard to imagine that the biggest breakthrough in photography actually happened back in 1914 – when Oskar Barnack invented the Leica. Suddenly, photographers could throw away their heavy tripods and exploding flashguns, and step out of their studios to walk the streets and take photographs with this new mobile camera."

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