Leica’s 15th gallery opened recently in Istanbul and last night was the opening of the gallery’s first exhibition.

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“This gallery has three departments, the academy, the Leica store and the Leica art gallery. There are very few locations all around the world which carry these three segments all together and Istanbul Lecia is one of them. We are proud to open our very first exhibition with artist Alp Sime whom has produced a photography series only for this show with Leica.image

The photographs have been taken from different towns and villages from all over Turkey.” says Yasemin Elci, Director of the Leica Gallery.
And so when and how will the academy of Leica function I ask, “The academy will be teaching lessons on the history and technique of the Leica as well as lessons on collecting art and how to review a portfolio too. It will open next month and we are starting with the history of Leica at the end of November.”

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Alp Sime’s show can be seen until the 3rd of December followed by the next Leica show by German artist Thomas Hoepker.