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2012 Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism

Press release:

After its spectacular success in both 2008 and 2010, it is the third time round for
the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism. The organizers of this festival are
students in the study program Photojournalism and Documentation Photography
at Hannover‘s University of Applied Sciences, as well as the photojournalists‘
association FREELENS. From the 13th to the 17th of June 2012, they will transform
the former Expo grounds in Hannover into a vast photography exhibition showing
60 outstanding reportages by young photojournalists from around the world. An
extensive presentation program featuring eight internationally known photographers
and a notable phototechnology show will complement the exhibition.

(Photo: Hannes Jung)

Deadline for application is 29 February 2012

Photographers no older than 35 may submit their reportages, essays or series of
a journalistic character by the 29th of February 2012. Applications may come only
from the photographers themselves. Each applicant may also submit their work
as a multimedia reportage or audio slideshow for the Lumix Multimedia Award.
Applications for the FreeLens Award and the Lumix Multimedia Award may of
course be two separate submissions as well. Application forms and information
concerning the competition rules and the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism
in general can be found at www.fotofestival-hannover.de/bewerbung.html

(Photo: Nick Neufeld)

The Awards

FREELENS, the photojournalists‘ association, has donated the main prize for
this year‘s competition: an eponymous award endowed with €10,000. An expert
jury will award the best work of the Lumix Festival and two honourable mentions
with €1,000 each. Panasonic, the main sponsor of the festival, will bestow the
Lumix Multimedia Award and €5,000 for the best multimedia reportage. All prizes
will be distributed at the festive closing ceremony on Sunday, 16 June 2012.

(Photo: Jonas Wresch)

Planet MID− An Additional Location

This year, the Lumix Festival will have an additional location for its events − Planet
MID. Since June 2011, the former Bertelsmann Pavilion has been the new location
of the University of Applied Sciences at the Expo Plaza. This is where Lower
Saxony‘s Centre for Media, Information and Design was created. We are planning
shows and podium discussions on current topics in photography to take
place in this extraordinary space – called the “flying saucer” for its futuristic
architecture. Multimedia reportages will be shown in the spherical auditorium.
Festival for Young Photojournalism / /

Festival Office / Expo Plaza 2 / 30539 Hannover / Germany / Phone: 0049 511 – 9296-2339 / fotofestival@fh-hannover.de

by teru kuwayama at 2011-11-25 19:57:38 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

29 Feb 2012 00:02
Hey Teru,

thanks for posting this. I’ve been there two times and it’s definitely worth a visit. Great folks and images are there!
Hope to see some of you guys (;

by Max Kesberg | 25 Nov 2011 21:11 | Heidelberg, Germany | | Report spam→

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