We are delighted that Robin Hammond accepted our invitation to be one the lecturers at the 5th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism. Robin Hammond, born in New Zealand, currently lives in Paris and has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world through long term photo projects. He published two award-winning books: »Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence«, which illustrates the life in Zimbabwe under the rule of Robert Mugabe and »Condemned«, his long term project on mental health in Africa. His latest work on homophobia and trans-phobia around the world, »Where Love Is Illegal«, has become a popular social media campaign gaining 100,000 in the first three months since it’s launch, and has been shown in many countries and featured in many publications including on the cover of Time Magazine. Robin Hammond received numerous awards for his work, including a World Press Photo Award, a W. Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography and four Amnesty International Awards. Robin is a contributing photographer for National Geographic and Times Magazine and the founder of »Witness Change«, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing human rights through highly visual story telling.