Origin photos from Tanzania on show at Koelnmesse

Italian espresso machine manufacturer La Marzocco, will be showcasing its itinerant Origin photographic exhibition at photokina 2016, Cologne – the leading international photography tradeshow – in collaboration with Leica. The exhibition will be located at the immediate entrance of Leica’s gallery area at Hall 2.1 within the Koelnmesse venue, where La Marzocco will be hosting the True Artisan Café, its signature on-site rotating coffee shop format to promote
local and international roasters in collaboration with German specialty coffee brands Schamong Kaffeerösterei (20-22 September) and Ernst Kaffeerösterei (23-25th September). Origin will be featured in the dedicated collection “Masters of Photography” by Leica and presented by the photographer himself, Jakob de Boer, during his talk “In Pursuit of Alchemy” at Leica’s on-stage program on
22 September, from 2-3 pm (Hall 1). De Boer, a Canadian artist, spent time in the Spring of 2014 at the Songwa Estates farm, the seat of a non-profit endeavour in which La Marzocco participates. The Italian company has over the past several years promoted the agricultural activity, education and socio-professional integration of the small African community, whose livelihoods depend on the cultivation of coffee. Through De Boer’s photos, the daily lives of the small community are revealed, where women are the protagonists in cultivation and harvest. Influenced by artists such as Caravaggio and Vermeer, the photographer’s images narrate stories, invoke emotions and capture details that reveal the singularity and beauty of the setting, emphasising the close relationship between man and nature. A percentage of the proceeds for the sale of the photos will be donated to benefit the community in the immediate vicinity of the plantation.

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