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!
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!
The Photokina in Cologne, Germany is the most substantial photography trade show in the world. This year, over 160,000 visitors showed up at the event. Among them was myself and a group of other lomographers.
As the week came to an end, we bid farewell to Photokina 2014. Lomography participated with patchwork photo flooring and an endless array of products that impressed spectators. Take a look at our one-of-a-kind booth and its last day of glory at the this year's trade show spectacle in Cologne, Germany.
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. With its 3.5 million residents, it is also the second largest city in the European Union. Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to culture as there are so many people from many different countries living and working together. Of course, Berlin is also home of Lomography Germany!
Oxjam music events raise money to help Oxfam combat poverty and suffering around the world. Last year, their emergency and development work reached a staggering 15 million people in 55 countries! In line with this year’s Oxjam Clapham which takes place in October,with have collaborated with the event's organizers for a very exciting rumble! The Oxjam Clapham Rumble gives you the chance to win some tickets, a Sprocket Rocket with a Flash, and to be a part of something exciting. Join the competition and grab the chance to win!
"You put your camera around your neck in the morning along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you," said Dorothea Lange, the icon whose birthdate we celebrate today, May 26.
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow Lomographers, the time is ripe for us to present you with a new mystery product. But we're not giving anything much away this time, just a few hints and clues to keep you on your toes.