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The LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism

The LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hanover testifies the power which photojournalism has in our image-oriented world, adding fundamentally to our perception of mankind in all its facets. It contributes to the education and sensitization, touches people emotionally and lets them share.The study course photojournalism and documentary photography of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts organizes the LUMIX Festival in cooperation with the German photojournalist association FREELENS. From 18 till 22 June 2014 numerous reportages and picture essays will be presented in the futuristic pavilions of the Expo area. The centre of the festival will be the Design Center, headquarter of the Hanoverian photojournalism students. Like all exhibition pavilions it is situated on the area of the former Expo 2000. About 1,000 students and professional photo editors from all over the world had submitted their work for the last festival in 2012. 60 of them have been choosen for an exhibition each time. The exhibitions are integrated into an attractive program with portfolio-reviews, lectures, panel-discussions and a technique showroom. The highlight of each festival day are the evening lectures of internationally known photographers. The end of the festival on Saturday will be the festival party as well as the granting of the FREELENS Award, the LUMIX Multimedia Award and the HAZ Audience Award.The festival shall be a platform for discussions, a picture show and a talent forum – for professional picture editors, an interested expert audience and people who love photographs – at once.

What to find where?

Exhibitions  & Programm

The 4th LUMIX Festival for young Photojournalism takes place from  Wednesday, june 18th until Sunday, june 22nd 2014.

We invite internationally known photographers for lectures at each festival. Zu jedem Festival laden wir international berühmte Fotografen ein. See previous lectures online.

All 60 exhibitions will be shown from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in different pavillons on the former ares of the former World exhibition Expo 2000 / Festival area. The schedule of all lectures and the whole program can be found here.

Entry & Opening hours 

reduced price 7,00 Euro / regular 10,00 Euro.

All festival buildings will be open between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. during festival time.

Guided tours for school classes

We want to offer learning opportunities and raise awareness for good photojournalism. Therefor our guided tours are free for school classes.

Technique showroom

The next technique showroom will take place from june 18th to june 22nd 2014 in our Design-Center.

Party & Award Show

The granting of the FREELENS Award will be on Saturday, 22nd of June 2014, during the closing party of the festival.

Studies at the Hochschule Hannover

You will find infos about our Studies of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at


We invite internationally known photographers for lectures at each festival. See previous lectures online.