The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the photography industry in interesting ways.
We’ve reported on the heroic efforts of some companies to bring products to the market that can help treat or detect the novel coronavirus. We’ve also told you stories about how Nikon is stopping repairs on user equipment to protect its employees.
Now German camera giant Leica wants the world to know what it is doing to maintain business continuity as well as protect its employees and fans around the world.
“Here at Leica, our philosophy can be summarized in two words: Das Wesentliche – a focus on the essentials. As we navigate through these challenging times which impact how we see and interact with our world, we are reminded of the true meaning of our ethos, a focus on what is truly essential – the health and well-being of our community. As such, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our stores and galleries across the country to do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As of March 20th, we will also temporarily close our Customer Care Service Center, Online Store, and our Corporate Offices.
Our Leica Akademie workshops, Leica Gallery openings and Leica Store events scheduled through May 5, 2020 are postponed. We are reassessing dates as needed based on the most current information and will keep you informed of updates via our social media channels and our website.
While we shift our adventures to the landscape of our imagination, we at Leica remain at your service to answer questions, exchange visual stories, and provide you with inspiration to support your passion for photography.”
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