Lumix Photo Award
Ana María Arévalo Gosen, »Dias Eternos«
Lumix Digital Storytelling Award
Helena Lea Manhartsberger and Katharina Neuhaus, »Ultraslut«
f3 freiraum für fotografie Award
Shirin Abedi, »May I have this Dance?«
Sustainability Award of the UmweltDruckerei
Gabriele Cecconi, »The Wretched and The Earth«
Lammerhuber Photography Award
Jeoffrey Guillemard, »Southern Border«
HAZ Audience Award
Patricia Kühfuss, »Nicht müde werden«
Lumix Digital Storytelling Award, Honourable Mention
Patrick da Silva Sæther and Mads Nyborg Støstad, »Chasing Climate Change«
Lumix Digital Storytelling Award, Honourable Mention
Michele Spatari, »Rising Water«
About us LUMIX Festival for Young
Visual Journalism

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. 

Since 2008, the LUMIX Festival for Young Visual Journalism, organised by the students of the ‘Photojournalism and Documentary Photography’ programme at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts with the support of Panasonic and the Freelens photographers’ association, has taken place.

Every two years over the five days of the festival 40,000 visitors find a broad range of photo and multimedia exhibitions in seven exhibition locations around Expo Plaza in Hanover. Along with a daily programme of interviews, discussion events, networking and presentations by renowned visual journalists, the festival also offers daily tours for interested groups, a competition for schoolchildren, portfolio reviews for young photographers and a technical fair in the Design Centre. The heart of the festival are the competitions for the FREELENS Award, which is endowed with 10,000 euros, and the LUMIX Digital Storytelling Award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. In the past, more than 1,200 photographers from 90 different countries have participated in these competitions.


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Panasonic @ Lumix Festival

Since the first LUMIX Festival in 2008, we have accompanied with amazement and enthusiasm how a small idea has developed into a large, internationally renowned photo festival. Over the past 12 years we have seen impressive reportages and met up-and-coming journalists and artists on the festival grounds. This year everything seems to be different and yet the spirit of this special event remains. The LUMIX Festival shows the world as it is – even the world beyond one’s own horizon. The works shown there make an invaluable contribution to people understanding each other. As a camera manufacturer we can support this work in two ways: By further developing the right tools for this and by supporting platforms such as the LUMIX Festival, which serves not only as a gallery but also, and especially, as a place of exchange between photographers, as a reliable partner. This year we may miss the experience in Hanover, but we still feel the spirit of the festival. We are looking forward to seeing you all again in two years!

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