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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!
Inside the World of Competitive Eating - Interview with Record-Breaker Sonya Thomas! For those who don't already know - the popularity of eating contests and competitions has been snowballing for years! It's now an international 'sport' with hundreds of contests held worldwide every year! We wanted to get you the low-down on this weird and wonderful world - that's why we caught up with one of the world's top competitive eaters - Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas!
Stuffing Your Face with Food - The World's Greatest Eating Contests! We all know that the holiday season is just around the corner. It’s a time of family, friends, winter cheer, but perhaps most importantly...stuffing your face with food!
But for some people, this isn’t just a once-a-year activity – it’s a lifestyle! Eating contests are a weird and ever-growing phenomenon! So without further ado, let’s have a look at some of the world’s biggest and kookiest competitions!
Flash Rumble: Analogue Photography Blogs! That's right - 5 Piggies for everyone who takes part! All you've got to do is tell us which photography blog you love to read and post the link in the comments section of this post!
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