We are happy to announce that Hans-Jürgen Burkard is the fifth photographer to accept our invitation to be a lecturer at the 5th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism. Hans-Jürgen Burkard (b. 1952) studied Visual Communications at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. During his studies he travelled several times to Canada and Alaska, where he worked as a lumberjack and photogrpahed his first reportages. In 1990 he moved to Moscow as a photo correspondent for the Stern magazine, from where he photographed many prize winning reportages about Russia and the former Soviet Union. In between he travelled to Asia, Africa and North- and South-America where he worked for major magazines as well as for clients in industry and advertisement. In 2016 he moved back to Germany. Many of the reportages he produced for the Stern magazine were reprinted in other magazines such as LIFE, TIME, NEWSWEEK, SUNDAY TIMES, PARIS MATCH, FIGARO etc. He was the first German photographer to win the Journalism Award from the International Center of Photography in New York. His work was awarded several times at the World Press Photo Awards as well as the Picture of the Year Awards. He won the LEAD-Award for Photography and many prizes from the Art Directors Club Germany.