Events / Workshops

The October 22nd artist interview with Richard Sandler on YouTube. 



In the third in a series of interviews by Leica Store New York SoHo, acclaimed street photographer and documentary filmmaker Richard Sandler and Rene Perez, curator of the Leica Store SoHo Exhibition space, discuss Sandler’s book The Eyes of the City and go into depth about his editing considerations for his new book project, Second Eyes.


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Join us on Thursday October 22nd at 6 pm, when Leica Store New York SoHo’s exhibit curator Rene Perez speaks with acclaimed street photographer and documentary filmmaker Richard Sandler about his book The Eyes of the City. For decades Sandler has roamed New York City streets with his Leica, capturing indelible images of the changing dynamics of the city and the distinctive spirit of its inhabitants. 

Sandler’s 2016 book, a collection of work from his 40-year career in photography, chronicles the city between 1977 and 2001. Sandler says of this time, “I had one eye out for soulful and ironic juxtapositions, and the other out to record civic history itself. I shot 4 – 5 rolls of film every day and safely danced with the city’s ghosts."

Sandler’s still photographs are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Historical Society, the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, among many other institutions and private collections. He has been twice awarded a NY Foundation for the Arts fellowship for photography, and fellowships from both the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the NY State Council on the Arts for filmmaking.







Now on YouTube:

Framing America: A Zoom Interview with Jean-Pierre Laffont 

Watch this remarkable interview with world renown photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont and Leica Store New York SoHo curator Rene Perez. In the interview JP talks in depth about selected photo stories from his book, Photographer's Paradise; Turbulent America 1960-1990. His stories about the people, places and years he documented enlighten and inspire. This exceptional interview shouldn't be missed.

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Framing America: A Zoom Talk with Jean-Pierre Laffont

 Join the Leica Store New York SoHo on September 17 at 6-7 pm for a Zoom interview between Jean-Pierre Laffont and curator and photographer Rene Perez, about Laffont's decades of international photojournalism and his  book Photographer’s Paradise; Turbulent America, 1964-1990. 

 Algerian born JP Laffont, came to the US in 1964 and began his career as a photojournalist. He was the first foreign correspondent for Gamma, the noted French photo agency, establishing its US bureau with his wife Eliane. As a photojournalist he covered the major American events of the 60s and 70s -- the civil rights movement, the Viet-Nam war, the political campaigns, the peace movement, and the gay and feminist movements. 

 In 2020 he received the Lucie Award for “Achievement in PhotoJournalism” and Figaro Magazine’s Visa d’Or Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2016 he was named International Photographer of the Year at the Pingyao Photo Festival in China. 

 His books include Women of Iron, Jean-Pierre Laffont Foreign Correspondent, Photographer's Paradise: Turbulent America 1960 – 1990, and New York City Up & Down.


Free Online Zoom Event:
Thursday, September 17, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Spaces are limited so sign up now.








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New York as Muse: A Talk with Photographer Phil Penman

Join Leica Store New York SoHo on August 6 at 6-7 pm for a unique talk with Phil Penman, Leica street photographer extraordinaire as he talks about his 25-year love affair with New York covering celebrities, colorful locals, and all that embodies the indelible ‘spirit’ of his adopted city.

UK-born, NY-based photographer Phil Penman has documented the rapid flux of New York City's streets for over 25 years. He’s covered the biggest news and entertainment stories in America, has photographed celebrated living legends and captured historical moments such as the September 11th Terrorist attacks. Phil has won worldwide recognition for his distinctive style of photography, including the Leica Fotografie International Picture Prize and distinction as one of the "52 Most Influential Street Photographers" alongside industry legends, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Sebastião Salgado. In his best-selling book Street, published in 2019, Phil movingly says: “The street—it’s living and breathing…. We choose to see or not to see what we want of it; though if you really look closely, you can see just about anything.”

Event Specifics:

Date: August 6, 2020 

Time: 6 PM - 7 PM

Register Here

Space is limited

Contact:, or call 212.475.7799









 Leica Pro Discovery Days

Your Object of Desire and the Leica SL2  

Bring your Object of Desire and have your portrait taken with the NEW Leica SL2.  Join Leica Professional Imaging Specialist, John Kreidler Saturday, January 11 from 1-4pm as we take inspiration from Yousuf Karsh and create an iconic portrait with the Leica SL2 and Leica S lenses.


Event Specifics:
Portrait Session: January 11, 1-4pm
Location: Leica Store New York SoHo, 460 West Broadway, 10012  
Contact:, or call 212.475.7799








“Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime"--- Brassaï

In Twilight   Carlos Rene Perez

Join us at Leica Store New York SoHo for a conversation with Rene Perez about his current exhibit, In Twilight. He will discuss his lifelong involvement with this project, the influences for the work and insights into how the photos were conceived and executed. 
Of the photographs on exhibit, Perez says, “The technical challenges of capturing the transitioning magic hour can be considerable - to render a balanced glow of the cool blue twilight combined with the warmth of indoor lighting. Time and time again, I savor the transition for as long as possible, minutes collapsing into seconds, beating back time with my camera.”
The talk is August 8 from 6 - 8 pm. The exhibit runs through September 2, 2019. A limited number of signed copies of In Twilight will be available for purchase.

Event Dates
Opening: August 8, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibit Duration: Through September 2. Open 7 days until 6pm.

Vist Rene Perez at: Carlos Rene Perez Fine Art

Leica Store NY SoHo  I  460 West Broadway
New York City, 10012  I  212-475-7799





Learn Portrait Basics

Leica Pro Discovery Days - July 27

Leica Store New York SoHo

Join Leica Pro imaging specialist John Kreidler as he demonstrates portrait basics. We will be taking lighting cues from Yosef Karsh and help you make great portraits of our model, Aneta Brlikova. Bring your camera, lens and SD card. We will have cameras and lenses available for you to try as well. Stop by between 1-4pm on Saturday July 27 and get creative.

Event Specifics:
Portrait Session: July 27, 2019 1-4pm
Location: Leica Store New York SoHo, 460 West Broadway, New York City 10012  
Contact:, or call 212.475.7799



Leica Akademie Weekend






Street Photography & Beyond with Jesse Marlow 

A Leica Akademie Weekend 

New York City
July 19th - 21st, 2019

FRIDAY: 5:00PM-8:00PM
SATURDAY: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
SUNDAY: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

The Leica Akademie and Leica Store SOHO are excited to announce an exclusive workshop with Australia based, Internationally-known street photographer Jesse Marlow. Known for his dramatic use of color and ability to discover interesting and often humorous moments, this is a unique opportunity to learn from one of today’s most active & sought-after contemporary Street Photographers.
This three day course will include in-depth insight into Jesse’s own practice and style as well as discussion of composition and editing. Through practical hands-on learning followed by analysis, discussion and constructive critique of each students images, the session is designed to help you develop your own approach to working on the street and ultimately help you discover your own way of “seeing”.
Whether you are a serious and experienced Street Photographer or simply want to improve your ability to find and  capture candid moments, this is a  program not to be missed. 

Limited to only 12 students. $699.99
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