You might be feeling nostalgic or just curious about one of the biggest events ever in the history of Lomography so here’s the LWC revisited!
The seventh Lomography World Congress was set as a tribute to the Lomographers of all times – past and present realms – and presented the LomoWorldWall on Trafalgar Square: an artwork of impressive proportions consisting of over 100.000 snapshots. Under the patronage of the London Design Festival the Lomography World Congress 2007 lasted for one week and was packed with an enthralling 24/7 programme.
Some of the highlights:
- LomoWorldWall exhibition on Trafalgar Square consisting of more than 100.000 photos from thousands of Lomographers worldwide
- Unveiling of the Diana+ as the official LWC07 camera
- Lomography workshops at the Design Museum, Central Saint Martins College and the Photographer’s Gallery
- City challenges leading through the uttermost secret places of London
- Workshops held by Edward Booth-Clibborn, Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart, Alex Graham, Lora Power, Igor Bararon, Justin Quinnell and other LomoAllStars
- Gerald Matt announcing the 95 Theses of Lomography
- Hardcore parties every night with DJ’s Handsome Hank, Peter fröm Austria and G.Rizo
Over 200 participants from abroad, and equally many locals, surrendered to the repertoire of both enchantment and challenge that the Lomography World Congress was bound to bring. The programme featured a wide range of interactive Lomographic activities and oodles of spine-tingling events. Special Lomography workshops provided insight into the hottest Lomography expertise and the chance to experiment beyond the borderlines with the créme de la créme of Lomographers, while collaborating in the continuous growth of the Lomographic world image which equals: lomographing ‘til your finger bleeds!
The attendees were introduced to London by highly condensed and exhaustively commentated strolls through the styles and lifestyles of the city and draconian treasure hunts through resplendent and distinct locations. With these Lomographic city-challenge tours through the boroughs of London, intense glimpses beyond the facades of London and into its deeper aspects, as well as a wild chase around the city was guaranteed, with pictures to take, people to meet, clues to find and mysteries to unravel.
And last but not least the congress introduced a number of serious lectures, speeches and discussion forums on and off the issues of Lomography. The brains behind the tours and workshops were Lomography-affiliated experts and artists, doyens of the scene and individuals familiar with this city of challenges per se; the pathfinders of our city adventures were people who devote their lives to the scrutiny of social and cultural phenomena and, of course, have their own very special Lomography history.
The compelling programme also inspired participants to contribute their images to a growing part of the LomoWorldWall exhibition on Trafalgar Square. All images produced during the London Congress were judged by an expert jury and the submitted LomoWalls successively added to a growing part of the exhibition. The final LomoLondonWall was presented on the last evening of the congress, on September 22nd, which also featured the congress bash at a big Lomo-Boat-Party with a line-up of serious talks and superb performances, which honorary ended this year’s prime international event.
The next Lomography World Congress is already planned to happen sometime and somewhere on this planet. Check this website regularly to be the first to know about it!