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Current exhibitions

Rankin: Zeitsprünge

The Ernst Leitz Museum Wetzlar is presenting an exhibition by the famous British photographer, opening on May 26.

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Upcoming exhibitions

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2023

Preparations for this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) are already underway. The LOBA, which is now in its 43rd edition, has long been counted among the most prestigious and highly endowed photo prizes in the world.

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Past exhibitions

Florian W. Müller: Equilibrium

Under the title Equilibrium, the Leica Galerie Wetzlar is showcasing five of his series until 24 September 2023, offering insights into amazing yet endangered animal worlds and unusual plant species.

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Lena Stahl: My Son – Behind the Scenes of a Roadmovie

German director Lena Stahl is a multi-talent: she not only wrote the screenplay and directed her feature film My Son but also documented the production with a Leica M10. We will be presenting a good 40 of these shots at the Leica Galerie Wetzlar from 31 March to 24 September.

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Frank Kayser: The RBook Roadshow

For 16 months, Frank Kayser accompanied the infamous "R Gruppe", one of the most famous Porsche clubs in California. His exhibition The RBook Roadshow can be seen at the World of Leica from 14 May to 10 September 2023 in the special atmosphere of Café Leitz, in the Museum Shop and on the campus.

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Frank Horvat: Please Don’t Smile

From 3rd February until 14 June 2023 the Leica Galerie Wetzlar presents "Please Don’t Smile" by the French photographer Frank Horvat. A selection of thirty motifs – taken from the fifties to the seventies – provides convincing insight into the work of the Leica photographer.

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Alberto Venzago: Stylist of Reality

In more than five decades, photographer and filmmaker Alberto Venzago has captured various themes. Around 150 motifs provide an insight into the most important stages of his life's work: from the voodoo cult and the yakuza to celebrity portraits and a selection of film footage.

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2022

In 2022, we will once again present the winners and all finalists of this year's Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) at the Ernst Leitz Museum.

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