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Ragnar Axelsson is coming

The effect of his black and white photos of his homeland Iceland and the hunters of Greenland will definitely touch you. No photographer is connected so close to his home country as Ragnar Axelsson, born in Iceland in 1958. Subjects of his photographs are the people of the North and they tell about life and survival in a stunning and often harsh nature. Farmers, herdsmen, fishermen, hunters and woodsmen are the main subjects of his work.

Since 1976 he has been working for the Icelandic newspaper »Morgunbladet«. His work has been published in the photo books »The soul of the North«, "Behind the Mountains« and »The last of the Arctic hunters«. He is known to a wider circle primarily for the 2011 documentary film »Faces of the North«.

Ragnar Axelsson is going to present his photos and talk about his work on Thursday, 19 June at 17pm.

Anja Niedringhaus killed in Afghanistan

We have just received the shocking news that the experienced war photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, has been shot in eastern Afghanistan while reporting on the country's presidential election. Her Canadian partner, journalist Kathy Gannon, was seriously injured in the attack.

Anja Niedringhaus started working for the American news agency AP in 2002. In 2005, she was honoured with the Pulitzer Prize in the 'Breaking News' category for her reporting work from the war in Iraq. In the same year, she won the International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award. She was awarded the German Golden Feather Award in 2008 and the Abisag Tüllmann Prize in 2011.

We are thankful that we were able to have Ms. Niedringhaus as a guest at the previous Lumix Festival. She showed us a cross-section of her work and reported on her professional life. A transcript of this presentation can be found at http://www.fotofestival-hannover.de/vortraege2012.html.

Exhibitions 2014

1. Mustafah Abdulaziz »Water«2. Francesco Anselmi »Xenios Zeus«3. Arnau Bach »Suburbia«4. Lasse Bak Mejlvang »A Place They Call Home«5. Franz Bischof »Kiruna«6. Arnau Blanch Vilageliu »Veneno«7. Henning Bode »Die Kinder des King-Cotton«8. Albert Bonsfills »Lina and Mengchun«9. Antoine Bruy »Les Maquis (Scrublands)«10. Oscar B. Castillo »Our War, Our Pain«11. Alejandro Chaskielberg »La Creciente«12. Philip Cheung »Desert Dreams: United Arab Emirates«13. Colin Delfosse »Dancing Ashes«14. Hossein Fatemi »An Iranian Journey«15. Fabian Fiechter »Gold Diver«16. Kris Finn »Welcome to Williston – Letzte Hoffnung Ölboom«17. Andrea Gjestvang »One Day in History«18. Julien Goldstein »Kurdistan: People with no rights, but anger«19. Insa Cathérine »Hagemann Transition - Tanz des Lebens«20. Marie Hald »Bonnie«21. Casper Hedberg »Buzkashi«22. Abdollah Heidari »I want my face«23. Magnus Holm »Detroit«24. Nick Jaussi »The maricas of Santa Fe«25. Philipp Jeske »Russlands neue Verteidiger«26. Birte Kaufmann »The Travellers«27. Felix Kleymann »Pacificação«28. Meeri Koutaniemi »Taken«29. Sara Lewkowicz »Maggie«30. Konrad Lippert »They Call It Trouble«31. Andrew Lubimov »Football Hooligans. The taste of defeat«32. Sandro Maddalena »The road of revolution«33. Mads Nissen »Homophobia in Russia«34. Michele Palazzi »Black Gold Hotel«35. Ilana Panich-Linsman »The Tree and the Apple«36. Alessandro Penso »YOUTH DENIED: Youth migrants in Greece«37. Valentina Piccinni »The fighters of Ukrainian revolution«38. Giulio Piscitelli »From there to here«39. Jordi Pizarro »The Believers Project«40. Sergey Ponomarev »Syria. War and Peace. «41. Laerke Posselt »Beautiful Child«42. Pavel Prokopchik »Apashka«43. Ryan Spencer Reed »Despite Similarities to Reality, This is a Work of Fiction«44. Emanuele Satolli »Krokodil: The World's Most Deadly Drug«45. Charlotte Schmitz »Yo soy lo que soy – I am who I am (Ich bin wer ich bin) «46. Julius Schrank »New Burma's Shadows«47. Chi Yin Sim »Dying to Breathe«48. Jeremie Souteyrat »Fukushima, sacrified land«49. Rahul Talukder »COLLAPSE OF RANA PLAZA «50. Maria Turchenkova »Hidden War in the Caucasus«51. Rebecka Uhlin »The Marriage«52.Iveta Vaivode »Somewhere on a disappearing path«53. Sébastien Van Malleghem »PRISON«54. Aaron Vincent Elkaim »Sleeping with the Devil«55. Daniele Volpe »Guatemala Genocide«56. Lucas Wahl Mekong »Source to Sea«57. Mario Wezel »One in eight hundred«58. Jonas Wresch »Potosi's kleine Wächter«59. Adrian Wykrota »Modern Polish Wedding«60. Fara Phoebe Zetzsche »Stray Kids«

Exhibitions 2014

Our pre-jury consisting of faculty members from the University of Applied Science and Arts Hannover and members from the german photojournalist associtaion FREELENS came together to choose the 60 feautures to be exhibited at the 4th LUMIX-Festival.

It took about eleven hours to look through nearly 1200 submissions from 71 countries for this years FREELENS-Award covering a huge variety of topics.

A new application record!

We are also happy to announce the 21 multimedia projects to be shown at this years edition of the festival.

Have a look at www.fotofestival-hannover.de/ausstellungen.html where we will introduce all the photographers to be exhibited within the next days.

Time's up!

Thanks for all your submissions!
It looks like there is a new record of applications...


Maxim Dondyuk is coming

Photo: Andrew Lubimov

His photo story of the crisis at Maidan is one of the most impressive once which was photographed at Kiev's Independece Square in the last months - that's why Dondyuk's work was published by many prestigious international magazines. But also his compassionate story on the tuberculosis epidemic in Ukraine leaves no one untouched. Although he is only 30 years old, he has already won numerous awards and prizes for his work.

In 2012 he was one of the exhibiting photographers of the 3rd Lumix Festival. Now we are happy to anounce that he will be a lecturer at this years Lumix Festival. On Thursday, 19th of June, he will give a presentation of his work at 19:30 in the Design Center.

Zed Nelson is coming!


We are happy to announce that British documentary photographer Zed Nelson will give a presentation of his work on Saturday, 21st of June at 11:00. Born in 1965 in Uganda he was honored countless times with awards such as the World Press Award, Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, Visa d`Or and Picture of the Year. He has been on display in the Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery. Zed Nelson's work can currently be seen at the permanent exhibition of Victoria & Albert Museums in London.

Zed Nelson is photographing on commissions, but is also focusing on his own long-term projects. Some of his most famous Works are »Gun Nation«, »Love Me« or »Right Wing Along the Rio Grande«.

Zed Nelson studied »Photography as fine art« at the Polytechnic of Central London and is currently living in London.

Justin Jin is coming!

Photo: Anna Artemeva

On Wednesday, 18 June at 17:00, Chinese photographer Justin Jin will give a presentation about his work. Lumix fans already know Jin as one of the exhibiting photographs from the first Festival in 2008, when one of his photos appeared as a large poster on the facade of the Design Centre in order to advertise the Festival.

Jin, who is 39 years old and comes from Hong Kong, spent most of his school time in England, where he later studied philosophy and political science at Cambridge. He started his professional photography career while he was working as a correspondent for Reuters in China.

What interests him most are people and the situations they live in. His work tells stories about immigrants in Paris or London, or about the tough working conditions in China's small jeans workshops. Jin has been a member of the World Press Masterclass, has won the Magnum Foundation Grant and the Picture of the Year International prize. Since 1998, he has been making his living as a freelance photojournalist. He now lives in Brussels.

Kadir van Lohuizen is coming!

Along with Gerd Ludwig and Rob Hornstra, Kadir van Lohuizen has confirmed his participation in the Lumix Festival and will give a presentation on Friday, 20 June 2014 at 17:00. The 50-year-old artist, who comes from the Netherlands, is co-founder of the photographic agency NOOR. At the beginning of his career, he made a name for himself with his reportages from Africa. Nowadays his main area of interest is large, long-term projects, which he carries out between commissioned assignments. One example is the project 'Lifelines – 7 Rivers', which appeared as a book entitled Rivers. For this project, van Lohuizen travelled the great rivers Amazon, Mississippi, Ob, Danube, Yangtze, Niger and Ganges from 1996 to 2002.

His most recent project, 'Via PanAm', has been published as an iPad application and a book. It is currently being shown around the world as a moving exhibition. Van Lohuizen took a year to travel the Pan-American Highway from Chile to Alaska, always following traditional migratory paths.


Rob Hornstra is coming to the Lumix Festival!

At the first Lumix Festival in 2008, Rob Hornstra exhibited his photo series "101 Billionaires". This year he will be with us again to give a presentation. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, 18 June at 19:00.

His Sochi project, which he has been working on with filmmaker Arnold van Burgen since 2009, has earned quite a reputation, and not only in the industry. His extensive, well-researched and creatively innovative multimedia piece takes a critical look at the background to the Olympic Games in the Russian city of Sochi.

Rob Hornstra was born in the Netherlands in 1975. Since graduating from the Utrecht Art School in 2004, he has worked primarily on his own long-term projects. He has published several of these projects as books. In 2012, he won first prize in the World Press Photo Award competition.

Gerd Ludwig will attend the Lumix Festival!

Foto: Anthony Friedkin

We are very happy to announce that german photographer Gerd Ludwig will attend the Lumix Festival 2014! In his speech on Saturday 21st of june at the Auditory of the Design Center he'll introduce the audience to his personal projects as well as his works in photojournalism.
Moving to the United States in 1983, he became staff photographer of the American magazine National Geographic in 1992. In his long career he's been honoured with a countless amount of awards and even won the Lucie Award for International Photographer of the Year, which is the most honourable award in the field of photography in the US.

Gerd Ludwig was born in 1947 in Alsfeld/Germany and now lives in Hollywood. He studied photography under Professor Otto Steinert at the Folkwangschule in Essen and co-founded the photograhy agency VISUM. Even before he moved to the United States he's already been taking photos for all big magazines in Germany, such as Life and Times.



Save the date for 2014!

The 4th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism will be held from June 18th - June 22nd 2014.
See you in Hannover!

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