The eight lectures given by renowned photographers are definitely the highlight of each festival day. In previous years we have welcomed many international stars in the photojournalism scene, such as Steve McCurry, Alixandra Fazzina, Anthony Suau, Anja Niedringhaus, Thomas Höpker, Ragnar Axelsson, Gerd Ludwig, Ed Kashi and David Burnett.

The program for the 5th LUMIX Festival promises to be as impressive as in years past and we look forward to hosting world-renowned photographers, some of whom will be giving their first public appearances in Germany, and indeed all of Europe.

Lectures given in previous years can be watched in our archive.


Espen Rasmussen (b. 1976) is based at Nesodden, close to Oslo, Norway. He works as a photo editor in VG Helg — the weekend magazine of the biggest daily Norwegian newspaper VG. At the same time he is constantly working on his own photo projects. Rasmussen focuses specially on humanitarian issues and the challenges related to climate change. In 2008 he was listed by Photo District News on the prestigeous PDNs 30 — New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. He has won numerous awards for his work, including World Press Photo Awards, Picture of the Year international (POYi) and Norwegian Picture of the Year. Talking about his work you have to point out his long-term project on refugees around the world, which was published as the book TRANSIT in 2011, as well as a major exhibition. Rasmussen is freelance lecturing photography at schools such as the Oslo University College and Bilder Nordic school of Photography and for the last five years, he has been one of three editors/mentors in Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP).



Shiho Fukada, based in Boston and Tokyo has accepted our invitation and will be one of the lecturers at the 5th LUMIX Festival. The photojournalist and filmmaker studied English Literature at the Sophia University Japan and worked in fashion advertising before picking up a 35mm camera and starting her career as a news photographer in New York City. Many international stories followed – mostly focusing on medial neglected topics. One of her most renown works illustrates the changes in the Japanese economy and the resulting force of day laborers. Shiho Fukada’s work was awarded numerous times – working both as a photojournalist as well a filmmaker – her prizes include a Emmy nomination and the 3rd place at the Word Press Multimedia Awards. Her work is published in many international newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Time, Stern, New Yorker, Le Monde, CNN and MSNBC.




Erin Grace Trieb grew up in Dallas, Texas and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in photography from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2004. She began her career photographing in Israel and the Palestinian territories from 2004–2005. Afterwards she became a stringer at The Dallas Morning News and The Houston Chronicle in Texas. Since 2007 she has worked professionally as a freelance photojournalist, editorial and documentary photographer. Erin is deeply committed to social issues; her work focuses mainly on cultural identity, trauma from war, and women's issues. Based in Istanbul, Erin photographs for a wide variety of clients including The New York Times, Newsweek, The Times of London, TIME Magazine, Harper’s, Stern Magazine and many others. Her work has received international recognition and awards from World Press Photo, Pictures Of The Year International, The Art Director's Club, and the FotoVisura Foundation. In 2011 she founded The Homecoming Project, an awareness campaign highlighting the effects of the trauma of war on US military returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. 



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.


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 photographed 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 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, 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 as well.



Mads Nissen, 36, is one of the many talents educated at the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus. His work focuses on contemporary social issues such as overpopulation, human rights violations and human’s often-destructive relationship with nature. Just after he graduated with a degree in photojournalism he moved to Shanghai to document the human and social consequences of China’s historical economic rise. He has worked for major newspapers and magazines, such as Newsweek, TIME, Spiegel, Stern or Sunday Times. Mads is currently working on contract with the Danish Newspaper POLITIKEN. He published two books »AMAZONAS« (2013) and »The Fallen - Danes killed in the Afghan-war« (2010). His work has been awarded many times, including several awards from World Press Photo, Picture of the Year among others. In 2015 his image of Jon and Alex – a gay couple from Russia – was selected Picture of the Year at World Press Photo.

Mads is a member of Panos Pictures and represented by laif agency in Germany and Prospekt in Italy.



Born in Sydney, Australia, Daniel Berehulak is now based in New Delhi, India and has covered major news in over 50 countries. He started as news photographer mainly for sports in Sydney before becoming a freelancer for Getty Images in Sydney. From 2005 to 2009, Daniel was based in London as a staff news photographer with Getty Images. He then shifted to New Delhi to advance Getty's coverage of the Indian subcontinent with a focus on the social and political instability of Pakistan and its neighbors. As of July 2013, Daniel embarked upon a freelance career to focus on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news and client assignments. His work was awarded many times, including five World Press Awards. Especially noteworthy is his dramatic coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and just recently his last Word Press Photo Award. His work is regularly published in magazines such as New York Times, Time Magazine and Der Spiegel.