photokina: 27.–30.05.2020


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 offered pure inspiration. You could get tips from well-known photographers and had a look into the future of imaging in the IMAGING LAB and at the DIGILITY Conference & Expo. Photo competitions, exhibitions and cooperations further enriched the offering, which provided you with valuable impulses.

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Olympus Perspective Playground

Olympus Perspective Playground

Photographic and art fans were able to discover new worlds on more than 2,000 square metres of space - even after the trade fair had closed.

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Cologne Unlimited

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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photokina Communities

Share experiences with the community

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

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photokina Motion

Stay in the moving picture

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

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photokina Pictures

Enjoy top class exhibitions

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

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photokina Pictures

Become even more successful as a pro

You could be curious about the new PROFESSIONALS STAGE! Even more live shoots, appearances of prominent photographers and practical tips provided bundled creative stimulation. For the trade we had recommend the RETAILING UNLIMITED LOUNGE: here you could expected 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 met the start-ups, researchers and technology leaders working on the future of imaging.

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