Thank You for Supporting #GivingTuesday

Nov 23, 2017  By Richard Rejino

Thanks to you, our Giving Tuesday campaign was a great success. If you want to help to support the Leica Society and the Photography Fund in other ways, you can take advantage of the LHSA Oberwerth bag or simply make a donation!

The holidays are all about community, and we’re proud of the one we’ve built with you. Together we discover Leica’s rich history, learn more photography skills, and discuss details about gear. Leica Society members know that the Leica journey is most meaningful when the experiences are shared with friends who understand that similar to Leica camera themselves, the community is more than the sum of its parts.

We also understand the importance of giving back. Our LHSA Philanthropy Fund was established to provide financial support and exposure for the next generation of photographers. With your help, last year we surpassed our fundraising goal by 10% and was able to award $5,000 to our first-ever grant recipient Ksenia Kuleshova.  

Now is your opportunity to help another deserving photographer complete their vision in 2018 by simply renewing your membership early or becoming a member of #GivingTuesday.

Our goal with this initiative is to support another deserving photographer next year. The LHSA Philanthropy Fund’s cash award of up to $5,000 will help a student or beginning professional photographer complete their respective project and provide opportunities for their work to be seen by a large audience. The recipient will also have the opportunity to be featured in an exhibition at a Leica Store in North America, have their project published in Viewfinder, and more. 

1. Order Your LHSA Commemorative Oberwerth Freiburg Bag – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Help celebrate Leica Society’s 50th anniversary with the LHSA Commemorative Oberwerth Freiburg bag!

It’s more than just a bag. When you purchase this special edition with our logo, you’ll also be supporting the LHSA Philanthropy Fund. For every bag sold, Oberwerth is generously donating $100 to the fund!

Member price is $550 USD and Non-Member Price is $600 USD.

Oberwerth bags are handmade in Germany and meet the utmost care in production as well as the highest standards when it comes to material and details.

Help support the next generation of photographers and celebrate 50 years of the Leica Society with your order. Payment is not due until production is ready to begin. Click here to find out more and to pre-order your special edition 50th Anniversary Leica Society camera bag. 

2. Donate Today

Support from members like you make the Leica Society’s acclaimed Viewfinder quarterly journal, digitalization of Leica historical archives, and enriching photographic education programs possible.

If you’d like to make an additional tax-deductible contribution (check with your financial advisor) to help sustain the Leica Society community, please donate here. If you contribute $100 or more, you will be recognized as a Sustaining Member (unless you wish to remain anonymous); $50 or more will be recognized as a Supporting Member. Contributions of $25 or more will be recognized a Friends of LHSA.


Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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