Tsunami ~116 years ago~
Japan was unprecedented damaged by 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. So far Japan was struck by nature violence in many times, it destroyed lots of homes and caused many of deaths. However, Japanese people had revived powerfully every time. 116 years ago, the 1896 Meiji-Sanriku tsunami was one of the most destructive seismic events in Japanese history. This album of these documentary photographs taken in a stricken district was discovered this year. The album was owned by Mr. Matsuchi Nakajima, the remarkable photographer in Meiji era, and these photographs were taken by Mr. Kōtaro Miyauchi, a pupil of Mr. Nakajima. I do hope this is a chance for many people to be conveyed the suffered situation of those days and to consider about a disaster. Besides these documentary photographs might be the first recording tsunami disaster all over the world. Sponsor is the Japan Camera Industry institute and the
JCII Camera Museum
Cooperator is Mr. Keishō Ishiguro.
Location: Hall 9.1, Stand A 43
UNICEF Photo of the Year
With the exhibition “Children.The Presence of the Future” UNICEF Germany shows for the sixth time the best images and reportages from the UNICEF Photo of the Year competition at photokina 2012, Cologne, Germany. The exhibition features the winning pictures of 2010 and 2011 and is a selection of the best works of the contest. Since 2000, this Award has been held yearly. UNICEF Germany, GEO Germany and Leica Camera AG honor photographs of high artistic and photojournalistic quality that best depict the living conditions and personality of children in an outstanding manner. The prizes are awarded by a jury chaired by Prof. Klaus Honnef, Art Academic and Publicist. All members are experts from the fields of photo journalism, arts and cultural studies. Professional photographers worldwide are invited to take part in the competition - a recommendation from a renowned photography expert being a prerequisite.
Copyright: Ed Kashi, USA, Agentur VII
Location: Passage 3/4
The United Nations: Seven Decades of Photography
The International Photographic Council (IPC), a NGO of the
United Nations, dedicated to “Peace through understanding, understanding through photography, the universal language” is proud to present the photo exhibition of the United Nations:Seven Decades of Photography at the 2012 photokina in Cologne, Germany.The photo exhibition depicts the works of the United Nations which reach every corner of the globe. Although best known are peace-keeping, peace-building, conflict prevention, humanitarian assistance, but there are many other ways the United Nations and its system (specialized agencies, funds, and programs) improve lives of many people and make the world a better place to live.The photo exhibit is made possible through the cooperation of photokina and Koelnmesse; in coordination with the Department of Public Information from the United Nations; and the exclusive corporate sponsorship of Lifetouch, Inc. Lifetouch is the world’s largest employee-owned company in school and family photography.
Location: Passage 4/5
Uwe Ommer - Teens & Families
This year's photokina will display works from
Uwe Ommer , a Cologne photographer latest project
Teens & Families. The presentation is being sponsored by Dr. Kristina Schröder, Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. Families from throughout Europe will be depicted on 57 large-format photographs. They represent a selection of the best images from around 300 pictures that have been taken so far for this comprehensive project. However, Ommer didn't just put the families and teenagers in front of the camera; he also interviewed them to enquire about current issues of relevance to them or problems they faced. The families from Europe talk, for example, about their families, sustainable development, environmental protection, Europe and its future. The result is a collection of interesting, creative, but also utopian ideas and activities that will provide visitors to this year's photokina with food for thought and inspire them to take action. The photos and articles aim to show the present-day face of Europe and should also help us to get to know and better understand our European neighbours.
Location: Passage 2/4
With the kind support of:
Homepage of Sander Digital Pictures GmbH.
VISION by Manfred Baumann
In the course of the photokina 2012 Manfred Baumann shows a special exhibition with the title VISION. On more than 130 meters he presents partly unpublished pictures like for example the new picture he made a short time ago in honor of Herb Ritts with the title Hommage. Also he shows pictures with impressive landscapes of very special places on earth like in New York, Australia or South France. Another important part of his exhibition is of course his Fine Nude photos. The realization of his nude pictures changed a lot in the last few years. Now it is more the story behind a picture which is interesting for him. Knowingly the viewer of the picture shall only see the first signs, “the rest of the story shall be told by their fantasy” tells Manfred Baumann. Part of the exhibition is also for the first time the 12 pictures which are published in the new Fine Nude Art calendar 2013. The calendar will also be presented at the photokina. So keep on looking forward to the exhibition, with a lot of pictures by Manfred Baumann and take your time to discover the art of Manfred Baumann!
Location: Hall 9.1, Stand B 70/D 67