The LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism attests to the power of photojournalism in our image-oriented world. Fundamentally influencing our perception of humanity in all its facets, photojournalism contributes to our education and sensitization, rouses our emotion, and enables us to share.
The Association for the Promotion of Photography in Hanover organizes the LUMIX Festival in cooperation with the photojournalism and documentary photography study course at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover, Faculty III, Media, Information and Design and with the support of the German photojournalist association FREELENS for the 6th time.
All students and professional photojournalists under the age of 35 are welcome to submit their work for the 6th LUMIX Festival and based on those submissions 60 photojournalists will be invited to exhibit their work during the festival. The exhibitions accompanies an attractive program which includes portfolio-reviews, lectures, panel-discussions, guided tours and a photo fair.
The highlights of each festival day are the evening lectures delivered by internationally renowned photographers. The end of the festival is marked by the closing party on Saturday evening, which hosts the granting ceremonies of the FREELENS Award, the LUMIX Multimedia Award, the Lammerhuber Photography Award, the HAZ Audience Award, and the sustainability award.
The festival aims to be a platform for discussions, a picture show and a talent forum that appeals to professional picture editors and an interested expert audience as well as those who simply love photography.