Welcome to the 6th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism.
More information coming soon.


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 photojournalism and documentary photography study course at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover organizes the LUMIX Festival in cooperation with the Association for the Promotion of Photography in Hanover and with the support of the German photojournalist association FREELENS. In 2016 numerous reportages and picture essays will be presented in the futuristic pavilions of the Expo area. At the heart of the festival is the Design Center, headquarters for the Hanoverian photojournalism students. Like all of the festival’s exhibition pavilions, the Design Center is located at the former Expo 2000 grounds.

All students and professional photojournalists under the age of 35 are welcome to submit their work for the 5th LUMIX festival and based on those submissions 60 photojournalists will be invited to exhibit their work during the festival. The exhibitions accompany an attractive program which includes portfolio-reviews, lectures, panel-discussions, guided tours and a technique showroom.

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 and the HAZ Audience 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.


We say thanks for five exciting and eventful days at the Expo Plaza and another successful and record breaking 5th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism:

More than 1200 applications
Over 40.000 visitors
10 Exhibition Venues
6 Awards with a total prize money of 34.000 Euros
80 Exhibitions
A new installed Container-Village with an interesting additional program
8 Lectures, Discussions and Symposiums
An international meeting of photo universities
Over 100 Portfolio-Reviews and much more.

We thank all exhibiting photographers, visitors, partners and sponsors who took part in making the 5th LUMIX Festival once again a great success. 

A special thanks goes to our team of photo students, who worked voluntarily and with a great spirit to realize the festival. Thank you!

Impressions from all five festival days can be found on our facebook page.

Studying in Hannover: www.fotostudenten.de