LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism, 15 - 19 June 2016, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 15, 2016

Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

Event Dates: from Jun 15, 2016 12:00 to Jun 19, 2016 12:00

LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism, 15 - 19 June 2016

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.

Exhibitions & agenda

The 5th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism takes place from Wednesday, June 15thuntil Sunday, June 19th, 2016. 

We invite internationally-known photographers for lectures to each festival.
Watch previous lectures online.

The 60 exhibitions will be shown in different pavilions and outdoor-locations on the area of the former World exhibition Expo 2000 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m daily. 
A detailed agenda can be found here.

Entrance fee & opening hours

Reduced* 7.00 Euro / regular 10.00 Euro.

*Students|Pensioners|Unemployed|Handicapped (1 assistant free)

During the festival tickets will be available at the ticket office located in the Design Center. The tickets are valid on all festival days. Pre sales available only by purchasing a gift card

All exhibitions are open daily from 10:00am until 08:00pm during the festival days.

We offer free guided tours for students, photography associations etc. by appointment. 


FREELENS, the largest German organization of photojournalists, presents the FREELENS Award for the 5th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism. The best 60 works will be selected by a our curating team and will be exhibited in several pavilions on the expo grounds during the festival in June. The prize of EUR 10,000 goes to the most impressive work of all festival exhibitions. Two »Honourable Mentions« will also be awarded and include a prize of EUR 1,000 each. All three awarded photographers will be invited to Hanover to be guests of the festival.

The winner of the three prizes will be chosen by an international jury of renowned experts from the photojournalism scene. The granting of the FREELENS Award will take place on Saturday, 18th of June 2016, during the closing party of the festival.

Enter your application.
See the competition rules.

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