From 19 until 28 June 2020, the Lumix Festival is offering online portfolio viewings. We would like to give you the possibility to present your work to picture editors, curators, photographers and many other specialists. In a 30-minute online session, participants can ask questions and enjoy discussions concerning their portfolios, specific projects, market positioning, networking or anything else related to the industry. Soon you will find further information here.
• Stereotypes in Visual Journalism: Always showing the same things?
• Digital Storytelling: What can photographers learn from filmmakers and vice versa?
• New Perspectives on Documentary Practices: New media - new forms.
• Storytellers of the Future: How will stories be told in the future?
• In Crisis Mode: The state of emergency as routine.
• Digital Picture Management: Who decides which pictures are published?
• Equality: Whose pictures do we see?
• The Photobook: Old medium or new possibilities?
• Empowerment: Photography as a means of change.
• Ethics/Visual Journalism and Power: As long as it pays all right?
»I don’t think the flood of images everyone is talking about should be considered in such a negative light. I believe that the flood of images is educating us, that a good image is actually easier to identify, that an extensive image memory is now available in society as a whole and that the quality of photography has increased. «Andreas Kronawitt / STERN
• Lumix Photo Award for the most outstanding project in the category Picture Series, endowed by Panasonic with 5,000 euros.
• Lumix Digital Storytelling Award for the most outstanding multimedia web story, endowed by Panasonic with 5,000 euros.
• Two Honourable Mentions for the Lumix Digital Storytelling Award, donated by Panasonic, each endowed with a Lumix S1H camera featuring a 24-105 mm lens.
• f3 - freiraum für fotografie Prize for Dedicated Documentary Photography, endowed by the Society for Humanistic Photography (GfHF) with 1,000 euros
• Lammerhuber Photography Award for the reportage that tells a story from everyday life in the most impressive way, endowed by Silvia and Lois Lammerhuber with 1,000 euros.
• UmweltDruckerei Sustainability Prize, endowed by the UmweltDruckerei printshop with 1,000 euros.
• HAZ People’s Choice Award for a picture series or digital story, endowed by the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung with 1,000 euros.
The LUMIX Festival presents and reflects the young, socially committed visual journalism of the 21st century and actively examines political, cultural, social, ecological and technological processes. With the means of expression inherent to journalistic, transmedial narrative formats, visual storytellers focus on current perspectives of the documentary, understanding these as media of active participation in global debates.