Lomography and the Photokina


The photokina is the largest trade fair in the world for photographic and imaging industries. The first photokina event was held all the way back in 1950 and since then it’s become a regular event that’s held in Cologne, Germany, once every two years. It’s grown and grown over the years and the last event in 2010 attracted a staggering 180,000 visitors from around 160 different countries!

Lomography and the Photokina

Lomography and the photokina go way back. We made our photokina debut back in 1998 and to spread the analogue love, we even brought along a very special and super-large LomoWall. We also used this year’s Photokina to show to the world our brand-new, four-lensed Actionsampler camera!

We made a splash again in 2008 by declaring that the future would be analogue. It was also this year that we developed an enormous LomoWall that not only covered the walls but took up the entire floor as well. All of this meant that the Lomography exhibition was truly the attraction to see!

Lomography at the Photokina in 2008
In 2010, Lomography returned to conquer the Photokina! We gave away a jaw-dropping 1000 free cameras in exchange for your best LomoLocations! We started collecting entries for our LomoWorldMap Project – an ambitious plan to create a gigantic world map made entirely of Lomographs that you will be able to physically walk across! At the Photokina in 2012, we hope to launch the LomoWorldMap Germany that will consist of millions of analogue snapshots!
Lomography at the Photokina in 2010

written by devoncaulfield on 2011-01-07 in #library #photokina-lomography-library-cologne-germany-koln-deutschland-photomesse-exhibition-history


  1. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    Photokina was a great experience!

  2. erinwoodgatesphotography
    erinwoodgatesphotography ·

    Yeah it was a great experience and i was lucky enough to be one of those 1000 camera winners :)

  3. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Is this a book...?

  4. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    @saidseni: Ever wondered what the inside of the LomoBooks looks like? Ever wondered about Lomography history? We're going back to the roots, and showing you where we came from. The Library Section is your online resource center, where we archive and present you, the curious, with the material you've been looking for.

  5. cornborn
    cornborn ·

    it was awesome :) got a free camera too! :))

  6. thomas12
    thomas12 ·

    got myself a diana and a fish-eye lens ;-)

    besides one of the most lively & interesting areas on photokina 2010, not only for resting, but also for meeting people (watching People ;-) - like in a beehive.

    hope the shop will be there in 2012 in cologne & the map project will come out, as planned

    got myself the location of "koblenz", but it's like being in the desert sofar, the locals either dont know
    what lomo is or they cant understand what it's many possibilities can be.

    i feel utterly alone, but who cares, we have a huge event coming up 15.4.-16.10.2011, actually it's a flower show (but with lots of cvoncerts, events, and stuff) so people will come and i hope some of them will also carry some lomo equipment with them.

    so far
    enjoy & cu soon
    on photokina 2012


    ps> nice suit, the red one, and a nice guy too, i met him several times in cologne last september, forgot his name so :-(

  7. okashii
    okashii ·

    Wow! I really have to go next time, 2012!

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