My passion for photography always drives me to appreciate photos that are taken in challenging times and that create memories. While I was doing my research on iconic photographs from across the world, what took me aback was German optics enterprise Leica’s unmatchable popularity in the history of photography. Even father of photojournalism Henri Cartier-Bresson billed his experience with Leica as ‘optical extension of the eye’.
A few months before the First World War in 1914, an engineer named Oskar Barnack was busy putting finishing touches to a new invention- Micro Lilliput camera which in later years came to be known as Leica (Hybrid of Leitz & Camera. The company was founded by Ernst Leitz). And thus began a new era in photography. These 10 iconic photos will tell you how.