photokina: 26.–29.09.2018 08.–11.05.2019


Experience unique events

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Capture creative impulses

Exclusive events, workshops, lectures, shoots and highlights like the Olympus Perspective Playground – as a hotspot of the imaging scene, photokina offers pure inspiration. Acquire tips from well-known photographers and have a look into the future of imaging in the IMAGING LAB and at the DIGILITY Conference & Expo. Photo competitions, exhibitions and cooperations further enrich the offering, which will provide you with valuable impulses.

Experience the Olympus Perspective Playground

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Find inspiration throughout Cologne

photokina is an important industry and cultural event, thus characterising and inspiring the cultural life and the photo scene of Cologne well beyond the trade fair itself, in the context of events, workshops, exhibitions and photo competitions.

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Share experiences with the community

Don't miss the chance to experience international photography stars: Greg Gorman, Steve Thornton, Guido Karp provide insights into their work. As will the successful Instagrammer Michael Schulz.

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Stay in the moving picture

On the MOTION STAGE, we present you with the latest products, trends, technologies and tips with regard to film, video and editing. Capture cool moving images in the ACTION ARENA and participate in live sessions and workshops with renowned experts!

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Enjoy top class exhibitions

Let yourself be inspired to your own projects by the images of outstanding photographers: several exhibitions will be presenting current trends and classics.

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Become even more successful as a pro

Look forward to the new PROFESSIONALS STAGE! Even more live shoots, appearances of prominent photographers and practical tips provide bundled creative stimulation. For the trade we recommend the RETAILING UNLIMITED LOUNGE: here you can expect exciting impulse lectures in a relaxed networking atmosphere.

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Track down the ideas of tomorrow

Which ideas will move the world of imaging tomorrow? In the IMAGING LAB of photokina, you will meet the start-ups, researchers and technology leaders working on the future of imaging.

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