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Leica Meet: a lesson in organic photography communities

Some strangers met at London’s Southbank on an autumn’s day. The founding members of Leica Meet, Gavin Mills, Olaf Willoughby and Stephen Cosh, had met on Flickr. They started sharing images, realising they shared a passion for Leica-based photography. Then they met up, Leicas in hand, to photograph their environments together. The mutual appreciation and support for their work spurned a friendship between three men who had never met before. They decided to turn it into a regular meet, and to invite other Leica members. Some of the most valuable lessons come from interactions with other class members, Olaf Willoughby says of the early meets. “How they see, how they shoot, how they talk about their work. How their images are so different, even though we are all in the same location.” Over the course of the year, they expanded their admin team to include Eileen McCarney Muldoon, a fine art photographer in Rhode Island. Muldoon, Willoughby says, was able to balance the team with a feminine perspective and enable US representation for the group. Together, Leica …


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