Leica Releases Video About Oskar Barnack, Father of 35mm Photography

Applications for Leica’s prestigious Oskar Barnack Awards will be accepted soon.

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Leica has released a video about Oskar Barnack, the founder and inventor of 35 mm photography. The German optical engineer created the camera as a lighter and more flexible option, considering that equipment at the time was bulky and difficult to handle. Leica is commemorating Barnack as he is the person behind the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Awards — an award competition for photographers. Click here to learn more about the competition, applications will be accepted between March 1 to April 10.

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