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!