The decision inevitably gives rise to many other issues that we are dealing with and will communicate as soon as possible. We will try to give credit to the works that got selected by our preliminary juries in the best way possible. And we still want to offer our visitors a way to experience the current state of young visual journalism, but without being at the Expo Plaza in person.
During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and the subsequent dictatorship under Franco, hundreds of thousands of people were executed and buried in anonymous graves all over Spain. By showing sites of collective amnesia, Pact of Silence will create awareness of the existence of these anonymous mass graves, some of which are located directly beneath houses, schools, parking lots and roads.
Rafael Heygster depicts how society deals with war beyond actual battlefields. He portrays people who spend their free time playing war in a setting of tanks and body bags; he visits the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, where potential clients are shown the latest technical developments in the arms industry at a fair featuring theatre, buffets and pyrotechnics.
»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
Das Lumix FESTIVAL präsentiert und reflektiert JUNGEN, sozial engagierten BILDJOURNALISMUS des 21. Jahrhunderts. Vom 24.–28.06.2020 werden auf der Expo Plaza in HANNOVER an sieben Ausstellungsorten mehr als 80 AUSSTELLUNGEN und MULTIMEDIA-STORIES gezeigt. Parallel findet ein umfangreiches Begleitprogramm mit Vorträgen, Diskussionen, Führungen und Portfoliosichtungen statt.