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German premium technical camera brand, Leica Camera Asia Pacific will be presenting “Mark Shaw: An Asian Debut“ at the Leica Galerie Singapore located at the Raffles Hotel Arcade. Singapore has been picked to the Asian Debut of American celebrity photographer, Mark Shaw.

Shaw has been known for his works with iconic and well-known personalities and celebrities. In this Asian debut, expect to come upclose with intimate images which depict the magic of Picasso’s studio, glamourous images with Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, quirky and personal insights into the personal life of Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel.

Mr Sunil Kaul, Managing Director of Leica Camera Asia Pacific shared, “A beautiful photograph is both an artistic expression and a perspective of the societies we live in. For over 100 years, Leica Camera has played a vital role on capturing iconic images through the brilliance of Leica lens. Beyond providing an understanding of photography and the art behind it through this exclusive showcase, we want to share the rich stories behind each picture and draw a deeper connection to the world and its communities.“

Mark Shaw – An Asian Debut  run for two months from 15 January to 29 February 2016 at Leica Galerie Singapore located at Raffles Hotel Arcade.

Captured by his beloved Leica M2, be one of the first in Asia to get behind the scenes with Mark Shaw. Mark Shaw began his career in 1946 at Harper’s Bazaar and soon afterwards started shooting for Mademoiselle. He then began working as a freelancer for LIFE in 1952. In his 16 years with the magazine, he shot 27 covers, and more than 100 stories which included the magazine’s annual review of the European fashion collections. He was one of the first photographers to use color when shooting the runways and “backstage” at the couture shows. In October of 2013 Rizzoli published Dior, Glamour, Mark Shaw which showcases the wonderful images of Dior Fashions that Mark Shaw photographed for LIFE between 1952 and 1962.

Leica Galerie Singapore, January 2015

Hunter Panther Deerfield Cuming Shaw, Mark Shaw’s 19 year old grandson, chats with the press about his grandfather’s photographs.

Photos courtesy of Leica Galerie Singapore.

At an intimate opening event for VIPs. Photos courtesy of Leica Galerie Singapore.

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