Explore Palm Springs 2019 through the Leica perspective:



Exclusive Camera Loans for Workshop Students | Daily Leica on Loan

A selection of Leica cameras and lenses will be available on loan exclusively for students at the Korakia Pensione daily from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. All gear must be returned at 5:00 p.m. Loans are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Valid ID, credit card and SD card required.


Leica in the Hyatt Sponsor Headquarters

Discover Leica’s lineup of professional cameras and lenses and experience how Leica can fit into your workflow.

Monday – Wednesday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 12:00PM


Have your portfolio reviewed by Leica Gallery Los Angeles’s Curator Paris Chong as part of the Portfolio Review Program at PSPF. Register HERE.

Enter to Win a Leica C-Lux Camera!

Visit Leica Camera at the Korakia and the Hyatt Palm Springs and enter to win a Leica C-Lux compact camera.

The C-Lux is a compact camera that unites speed, an intuitive handling concept, and stylish design. Featuring a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 8.8-132 mm f/3.3-64. ASPH lens and a 20 megapixel sensor for continuous shooting at a rate of 10 frames per second, the Leica C-Lux adapts quickly to different situations to deliver high-quality pictures of subjects at a distance. With its 15x optical zoom, spanning focal lengths from 24 to 360 mm (35 mm equivalent), the C-Lux offers enormous creative scope that is further expanded by its 4K video recording capability.

Explore the world of Leica at www.leicacamerausa.com | @LeicaCameraUSA



Explore Palm Springs Photo Festival through the lens of legendary Leica

Expand your visual storytelling and discover firsthand why so many of the world’s most iconic images have been made on a Leica through daily Leica programming at Palm Springs Photo Festival 2019. From photo walks to Master lectures and portfolio reviews to a complimentary Leica-on-Loan program, Leica provides you with a PSPF experience developed to enhance and inspire your photographic journey.

Starting on Sunday, May 5th through Friday morning, May 10th, participants of PSPF will have access to a variety of Leica cameras and lenses available on loan on a first come, first served basis.  Camera loans will be offered at the Leica Suite on the Moroccan side of the Korakia as well as in the Leica booth at the Hyatt.  Valid credit card, photo ID and SD card required to participate in this complimentary loan program.

SUNDAY, May 5. Opening Day. 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Leica co-sponsors the Opening Reception for all badgeholders at Korakia Pensione.

Night Street Photography Photo Walk with Jesse Diamond.  8:00pm – 10:00pm

MONDAY, May 6. 2:00pm – 4:00pm. 

Shoot Leica Street Photographer with Leica Akademie Instructor Phil Cuenco. Explore the streets of Palm Springs through the lens of a Leica on a photowalk with Leica Akademie Instructor Phil Cuenco. A selection of lenses and cameras, including the Leica SL, CL, and M10 will be available to loan. All loans are complimentary and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid photo ID, credit card and SD card required to participate.

TUESDAY, May 7. 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Leica Talks Seminar: Miranda BarnesBuild your Story, then your Following. Stop focusing on increasing followers, and start focusing on developing unique stories with Brooklyn-based photographer Miranda Barnes. Learn how Miranda built her offline reputation to land her creating stories for major publications such as TIME, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Vice, and more.

WEDNESDAY, May 82:45pm – 3:45pm

Leica Print Session with Stephen VanascoPower of Print. Discover the importance of bringing your photography to life through prints with Stephen Vanasco, and bring your memories to life. Attendees will have the chance to make a print during this event, supported by MOAB. Only limited prints will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.


11:45am – 12:45pm. Maggie Steber Reviews Work.  Share your photography, and receive feedback from renowned photographer Maggie Steber in an exclusive portfolio review held in the Andreas Suite in the Hyatt Atrium. Limited to 10 students, on a first-come, first-served basis.

1:00pm – 2:00pm The Leica Talks Seminar: Ruddy Roye. When Living is a Protest.  Join Ruddy Roye for an intimate talk as he brings to light the untold lives that surround us all.

2:00pm – 3:00pm The Leica Talks Seminar: Maggie Steber The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma. Explore the depth and mystery that lies beyond the psyche of Maggie Steber through her provocative series “The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma”. Steber will discuss her work in-depth, reflecting countless influences and experiences, dating back to her childhood.

Two Leica Festival Scholarships

If you are full-time student or recent graduate check out the “Emerging Photographer Scholarship” program at the festival. For more information, click on: http://2019.palmspringsphotofestival.com/scholarship/

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