Leica Store Opening
Rachel Eisley | May 8, 2012 | 1:00PM |

Last week, Leica opened their first retail store in North America, at 977 F street NW.  The store layout is beautiful and simple, and carries their full line of products.  The store also features an exhibition space, currently showing a series of black and white photographs by Peter Turnley, a renowned photojournalist boasting a 3 decade career covering major newsworthy events across the globe. Leica strives for a different type of retail experience – where photographers at all levels are welcome to stop by and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful across the board.  The opening event was posh and elegant, and even included swag bags at the end!  Store manager Eric Oberg immediately proved Leica’s excellent customer service after offering yours truly an opportunity to check out Leica’s medium format digital camera – at a cool $22k, I felt quite honored!  Oberg also mentioned that the store would be holding various lectures and workshops, so make sure to keep an eye out for future events!  www.leica-store-dc.com
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Thursday 11/17
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BYT presents A National Portrait Gallery After Hours Event Featuring the opening of Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait Tickets on sale at: https://intotheblue.eventbrite.com Video-art pioneer Bill Viola believes that cameras are the keepers of souls. From the moment he first picked up a video camera as an art student in 1970, he was captured by the technology. The exhibition “Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait” is the National Portrait Gallery’s first exhibition devoted to media art. ~~ Grab your newest profile portrait in the very Instagrammable courtyard: and hot jamz from: Junior Boys (DJ Set) Nuex (Live) DJ Chris Burns (CBRIP.com) Ticket includes open bar, featuring: Heineken / Skyy / Wild Turkey / Bulldog Gin ~~~ Specialty Cocktails by: McClellan's Retreat / The Riggsby / Bar Deco / Big Chief / Nopa ~~~ +PLUS+ Small bites from our friends: Cuba Libre / SKWR / P.J. Clarke's / Johnny Spero / Macon Bistro Also See The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today America's Presidents and more! +BONUS+ Gallery tours! Face Painter! Sillhouetes! Bubbles! OM Digital Photobooth! Instagram Printer! Infinity Light Room! Croosh Deets November 17, 8:30pm - 11:30pm Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Entrance on F St NW Between 8th & 9th St NW Gallery Place Chinatown Red /Green/Yellow Line Metro LIMITED QUANTITY $35 discount advance tickets are available RIGHT NOW! Price will go up soon! No tickets will be sold at the door / We expect to sell out This is a 21+ event As always, there is no dress code, but let's all try to class it up, wear some blue, and stay on theme: Eiffel 65 / Tobias Funke / Smurfette / Avatar 4 / Dory / Max Rebo Azure / Cyan / Ultramarine / Teal / Cerulean / Periwinkle? Merman / Kraken / Poseidon / Nessie Baby / Carolina / Royal / Sky / Skyy Majestic waterfall / Raging river / Babbling brook / Stagnant pond Dr Manhattan / Mystique Our friends: Heineken / Skyy / OM Digital / Jackson Pro Audio ~~~ Brought to you by: BYT Productions BYT Productions / National Portrait Gallery ~ Stay informed: http://www.brightestyoungthings.com http://www.twitter.com/byt https://twitter.com/NPG
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