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.
We want to introduce the lecturers for the 6th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism gradually here:
Wednesday, June 20st 2018,
His project »Geography of Poverty« could be one of the most subjectiv and impressive photographic documentaries of the reality of the american dream since Jacob Holdt's »American Pictures«, based in a land of unlimited possibilities. In gloomy black and white photographies Black introduces the united states' dark side, collected in 20 years of travelling through this land.
Born in 1970 in California the photographer and filmer Matt Black's work has explored the connections between migration, agriculture, poverty and environment in his native rural homeland and in Mexico. Everything is in black and white and composed in the best possible way, never forgetting the context.
He became well-known with his short-movies, where he combined film and still material. Examples are »The Monster in the Mountains« and »Harvest Shadows«.
Black recieved a lot of awards, e.g. from the Magnum Foundation, World Press Photo, W. Eugene Smith Grant and Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting. 2015 he was nominee of the legendary MAGNUM Agency.
Thursday, June 21st 2018,
Meinrad Schade is one of the most important contemporary photographers in Switzerland. After completing his biology studies, he turned to photography. First station of his photographic career, after completing a course at the Swiss School of Journalism MAZ, was a permanent position as a press photographer at St. Galler Tagblatt. In 2002 he became a freelancer. In 2011 he was awarded with the Swiss Photo Award, in 2013 with the n-ost reportage prize.
In 2015, the renowned Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur presented his large solo exhibition "War Without War", parallel to the same titled book published by Scheidegger & Spiess. Therfore he visited the crisis region of the former Soviet Union. In May 2018 his new book "unresolved" will be published, which is part of his longterm-project "War Without War". This time he focused on Israel and Palestine.