Photos tell stories – photokina turns them into success stories! The photo has been the focus of this trade show since the first photokina. This has always been so and will not change. photokina pictures shows again in 2014 emotional and moving photo exhibitions from all over the world and display the entire facet of photography.
photokina sales gallery
For the first time at photokina 2014 interested visitors can meet selected providers of photographic art in a special area in the Boulevard North and purchase works of art there directly. The high quality of the pictures is warranted by a committee that comprises of representatives from the Photo Industry Association, photokina and Art Cologne.
Interested gallery owners and photographers will find here more information about the photokina sales gallery (pdf).
Registration photokina pictures
You are a photographer and are interested in presenting your work in a professional manner? The photokina is the ideal place for your display. Book your own exhibition space now within the scope of photokina pictures (pdf).
photokina pictures 2014
Photo exhibitions 2014
André Wagner - Visions of Time+
Over the past ten years, André Wagner (b. Burgstädt, 1980; lives and works in Berlin) has created a remarkable oeuvre. The young photographer seizes on (lighting) situations that exist in reality and takes time exposures to create pictures full of painterly poetry. The camera enables him to expand our visual perception and the pictorial context.
Location: Hall 6.1, Stand C-030/ D-031
Asrin Eskandari - Moments of Reflection+
The artist Asrin Eskandari creates surrealistic photo art. The black and white pictures are dedicated to peace and represent 883.112.800 seconds of the artist's experiences about life.
Location: Hall 9.1, Stand E-060
Best of CGI Award Gallery+
In the framework of the "Best of CGI Awards", photokina again this year is looking for creative designers and young talents to find the industry's best CGI renderings. The top 15 nominated renderings in the two categories "Young Talents" and "Professionals" can be admired in the "Best of CGI Award Gallery". The exhibition demonstrates the rich multifaceted range of possible 3D representations using the CGI technology. Look forward to the fusion between real photography and virtual image material, experience for yourself how the borders between reality and phantasy merge, resulting in the creation of completely new worlds of images.
Location: Hall 5.1, Stand B-029/C-019
Best of fotocommunity+
fotocommunity.de, the largest community for photography in Europe, displays in the exhibition "Best of fotocommunity" the most impressive photographs of its members from the genres of “world of colors”, “people”, and “photographic art”. In cooperation with photokina a large photo competition is taking place, where the winning photographs will be determined. The exhibition gives an insight into the complex creative work of the photographers community of fotocommunity.de.
Location: Hall 9.1, Stand B-036/C-037
Blende 2014 - a visual voyage of discovery+
Most of the interest in the German newspaper photography competition Blende is generated at photokina. The annual event, which is jointly organized by several daily newspapers and Prophoto GmbH, is Europe’s largest photography competition. Blende boasts a number of superlatives, and the pictures it presents demonstrate the great passion and dedication of the participating amateur photographers. The competition has been held for almost 40 years now, and the photographs will once again greatly enrich photokina in 2012. All of these pictures inspire admiration. In other words, photokina visitors can look forward to photographs that are definitely worth seeing when the results of two years of the Blende competition are displayed in the Mittelboulevard. The exhibition is a visual voyage of discovery that you can’t afford to miss. More than 70,000 pictures are entered into the competition each year. Blende’s steadily growing popularity is proof of its great significance. The pictures entered by the photographers are invaluable records of the period in which they were taken. What’s more, they help motivate others to use their cameras to capture special moments before they pass.
Canon Profifoto Förderpreis+
For the past eight years the internationally renowned promotion prize >Canon Profifoto Förderpreis<, CPFP, has offered young photographers the opportunity of support in turning their “mental images” into reality. The prize was first hatched at “photokina 2006” with submissions being invited twice a year by Canon CPS and ProfiFoto magazine in collaboration with picture agency Laif and the online art market Whitewall. This year alone, well in excess of 200 participants have applied for the funding, worth a total of 20,000 Euro, with photographic projects that have still to be turned into reality, or finalised. The 20 winning projects of the four most recent competition tenders of 2013 and 2014 are to be seen.
Location: Passage 4/5
»CLOSE-UP« - strength lies in proximity+
For the fourth time, the Olympus Community had an exhibition of its work in Zingst. It is titled »CLOSE-UP«. On show are the best works submitted to the photo competition that carries the same name. The »CLOSE-UP« theme was enthusiastically taken on board: the submission of over 2000 pictures taken by OM-D and PEN photographers from all over Europe broke all records to date.
Location: Passage 2/4
Die Lebensmittelwirtschaft – Pigs+
Ralf Baumgartens photos show a realistic picture of a pig's life in agriculture - neither idyllic nor scandalous. Color and image arrangement are inspired by classical paintings while he meets his motives at eye level, as in portrait photography. Baumgarten: "The images do not merely visualize the single object, they discuss the bigger topic." The works are commissioned by "DIE LEBENSMITTELWIRTSCHAFT".
Location: Hall 9.1, D-056/E-053
The German Young Photographer Prize 2014+
New images from the young and "youngest" photo scene: The German Youth Photo Prize is showing in photokina this years' best pictures and photo books. The 50 winners are eight to 25 years old. The value of the awards is 15,000 Euro. Sponsors: Federal Ministry for Youth, Ministry for Youth of North Rhine-Westphalia, Photoindustrie-Verband, The Imaging Association, Youth for Europe, Adobe Systems. The competition is organized by the Kinder- und Jugendfilmzentrum in Deutschland (KJF, Centre for Youth and Children's Films in Germany) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Youth. For further information please visit www.kjf.de.
Location: Hall 9.1, Stand A-041/A-053
German Youth Photo Championship and FIAP Youth Biennial+
Exhibition of the winning pictures of the national German Youth Photo Competition organized by the German Photographic Association (DVF) and the International Youth Photo Biennial organized by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).
Location: Hall 6.1, Stand C-020/D-029
DKMS „Meinungsbilder“ by Valéry Kloubert+
Celebrity portraits on handmade dryplate negatives by Valéry Kloubert. After years of testing the German based photographer Valery Kloubert is reusing the nearly forgotten dry plate technique.
In search of a minimalistic photography, Valéry Kloubert wanted to know if there is a method that focuses model and photographer on the moment of exposure, if the essence can be captured in a portrait and whether it is possible to develop an emulsion, which sharpness would reflect the uniqueness of each person.
After two years of testing the result is convincing. Sharply drawn portraits emerge from the glass in the darkroom. The glass negative reflects the personality, which is characterized by ups and downs of life and can be seen in each face. Unvarnished, fascinating, opinion-forming. The portraits convey a message. They show the individuality of people and the art in photography.
In favor of the Delete Blood Cancer Organisation DKMS Valéry Kloubert now shows the first large-scale portraits as fine art prints 150x180cm.
Location: Hall 6.1, D-008
Evidence - New possible ways of presenting images+
The ways in which pictures can be presented are becoming ever more diverse. This is being driven by technical developments, e.g. in the area of LED technology. New LED panels, new image carrier materials, blurred boundaries between photography and film, interactive photos. But traditional techniques are not being forgotten in the process. Photographic and media design students at IFAG! Institut für Angewandte Gestaltung (Institute for Applied Design) are making creative use of these new techniques. A very unusual and inspiring exhibition in terms of its style and substance is taking shape under the guidance of Uli Kreifels and Thomas Silbig.
Uli Kreifels will also be offering workshops at photokina in which he explains the techniques being employed.
Location: Hall 6.1, Stand D-022/D-030
GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013+
A careful and sensitive approach to nature as well as authentic images are the highest precept of the internationally renowned competition "GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year". In this exhibition you will see the fascinating winning images from 2013. See for yourself the high quality and specific style of European wildlife photography in all its aspects.
Location: Hall 6.1, A-030/B-032
Nature photography highlights 2014+
The International Nature Photography Award "Glanzlichter" (highlights) is one of the biggest and most famous German nature photography competitions and has been conducted since 1999. It is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Environment and is under the patronage of the DVF.
The 87 exhibited award-winning photos document the high standard of nature photography and are at the same time a plea to us all to assert ourselves for the protection and preservation of nature.
The participants can submit their photos in eight different categories, ranging from the classic nature photo through to abstract shots. Prize-money and non-cash prizes are awarded to the value of 27,000 Euros.
The "Glanzlichter" exhibition is personally supervised by the organisers of the competition. They are available to answer any queries, offer daily tours of the exhibition and provide background information on the competition and on the respective photos.
Location: Passage 4/5
»heartbeat of nature« 2014+
The collaborative team made up of the organisers of the »horizons zingst« Environmental Photo Festival and photokina-world of imaging, was once more looking for the best nature photos of the year, revolving around the theme of »species diversity«. The »heartbeat of nature« exhibition shows the best 100 pictures and will run from September 16 to 21, 2014 in passage 2/4.
Location: Passage 2/4
From Istanbul to Beijing: the eastward voyage of photography to Asia 1839-1900+
This exhibition presents a selection of roughly 350 works by renowned photographers of the second half of the 19th century. The founders of the museum, Adolf and Frieda Fischer, compiled a comprehensive collection of photos on the numerous journeys they undertook to acquire objects. With Istanbul as their starting point, the sea routes led to major international ports as far as Beijing. The exhibition is provided by the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne.
Location: Hall 5.1, Stand D-050/L-030
IVRPA - 360° panoramic images and 360° video+
On the stand and on different electronic devices we show the most recent work in the field of 360° panoramic imaging and 360° video. In presentations and workshops some of the leading photographers, vendors and developers from all over the world will demonstrate their recent products and trending developments.
Location: Hall 5.1, Stand C-007
Japan Camera Industry Institute exhibition - A Fallen Angel+
These works are the debut volume of the famous Japanese photographer, Yoshihiro Tatsuki, taken when he was 27 years old.
There is no theme, simply monochrome photography following the way a girl acts freely. The work was fresh and new, and caught young people's hearts with a unique aesthetic sense.
Location: Hall 6.1, B-020
photokina: köln fotografiert!+
In 2014 “photokina: köln fotografiert!” takes place again from August 30th to September 21st and brings you closer to the fascinating world of photography. You’ll find attractive events like workshops, shootings at thrilling locations and numerous valuable exhibitions among the program. Further information will be given at www.koelnfotografiert.de from mid-June 2014.
The Leica Camera AG presents from 16-21.09.2014 in Hall 1 photo art around music photography - from concert recordings over artist portraits to reportages with insights behind the stage scenes. The photographers include among others Jim Marshall ("Haight Street"), Glen Craig ("A Day in the Life of Miles Davis") and Jamie Cullum with pictures of his U.S. tour. Bryan Adams shows his series of wounded war veteran "Wounded: the legacy of war".
Location: Hall 1
Lürzer’s Archiv: 30 Years. 30 Campaigns.+
Lürzer's Archive, world´s most stolen magazine, presents at its 30th anniversary some selected examples of its outstanding advertising. The 30 favorites of 30 years magazine history will be presented as Fine Art Prints in an international exhibition tour, in cooperation with Fujifilm as a production partner.
Location: Hall 5.1, Stand B-028/C-029
Anniversary exhibition "125 Years of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC" at the photokina+
In the scope of the photokina, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GERMANY will be presenting a selection of the best photographs from the 125-year history of the legendary magazine with the yellow border. The exhibition, comprising of 55 exceptional photos, reflects the most important expeditions and coverage of the National Geographic Society's magazine - from the foundation of the non-profit making scientific organisation in the year 1888 up until today.
Location: Passage 4/5
"Nomads around the fire – the Himba people of Namibia" – Michael Poliza+
Michael Poliza is a photographer who likes to push back the horizon as far as possible, who thinks big and is ready to take on any adventure. Without fail, he follows his inner calling to explore the last paradises on earth, documenting them with his camera. To date he has travelled to over 150 countries, and has been particularly touched by the African continent. On the banks of the great Kunene river that separates Namibia from Angola, he encountered the Himba, one of the last nomadic tribes on earth. Around 7000 Himba still live in the north of the Namib, one of the oldest deserts on the planet. In this world of red dust, the eye is overwhelmed by powerful impressions. The exhibition will be presented by the "horizons zingst" Environmental Photo Festival.
Location: North Boulevard
Open-air exhibition »Butterfly« +
The Environmental Photo Festival »horizonte zingst« presents the open-air exhibition »Butterfly«
Never before have butterflies and moths been photographed so beautifully and in such large sizes. Jan Michael Hosan captured the liveliness of the butterflies and moths in the Butterfly Garden at Sayn Castle, looking for the perfect lighting and the decisive moment so as to be able to photograph them. Once again, nature proves to be the ultimate source of magical, creative diversity.
Photographs by Jan Michael Hosan
Location: Koelnmesse entrance south
»Pandas: the unusual return into the wild«+
»horizons zingst« Environmental Photo Festival presents this open-air exhibition in collaboration with the magazine GEO. Photographer Ami Vitale recently accompanied scientists and a television team to the mountainous regions of China's Sichuan province, to photograph the Great Pandas being released into the wild in the areas surrounding the Chinese Nature and Research Centre there.
Location: Entrance North
The Largest Photoglobe in the World+
The internationally organised co-operative „Largest Photoglobe in the World“ initiative which will cast into the shade everything that has gone before, is as part of the „175 Years of Photography Jubilee“ and also of photokina year 2014, going through to the next round. Wherever they may be in the world, we call upon people to help create a unique journey in pictures on our English and German-language portals ( http://www.prophoto-online.de/photoglobus/de), taking as the theme „175 Years of PhotoMoments“. It will not only cover all continents, but as implied by the theme of „175 Years of Photography“, a sort of photographic journey through time will be created.
The uniqueness of the co-operative initiative which leaves room for creative visions programmed in will reach its climax at photokina 2014, which takes place in Cologne between September 16 and 21. photokina visitors will find there not just “The Largest Photoglobe in the World” with its vast diameter of six meters, but also a spell-binding Sea of Photos, which covering almost 500 square meters, comprises thousands and thousands of photos.
Location: Passage 4/5
UN Photo Exhibition – We the Peoples+
The International Photographic Council (IPC), an NGO associated with the United Nations, once again presents a UN Photo Exhibition, We the Peoples, at photokina 2014, in coordination with the UN Department of Public Information.
“We the Peoples” are the opening words of the UN Charter.
The exhibition, taking place from 16 to 21 September, 2014 in Cologne, Germany, is sponsored and produced by Lifetouch Inc., the world’s largest portrait photography company.
The IPC presented the first UN photo exhibition at photokina in 2012. Entitled Seven Decades of Photography, it was also sponsored and produced by Lifetouch Inc. and has traveled to many countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Please come and enjoy the UN Photo Exhibition: We the Peoples at photokina 2014.
Location: Passage 4/5
UNICEF Photo of the Year+
Under the title ‘Children - The presence of the future’, UNICEF Germany and the magazine GEO Germany present the best photos and reportages of the international competition ‘UNICEF Photo of the Year’ 2012 and 2013.
25 photographers from 16 countries provide with excellent reportages and photographs to this international exhibition’s large variety of topics and images. More information on the award: www.unicef.de/photo
Location: Passage 3/4