Wednesday, June 18th at 5pm / Justin Jin

Photo: Anna Artemeva

On Wednesday, 18 June at 17:00, British-Chinese photographer Justin Jin will give a presentation about his work. Lumix fans already know Jin as one of the exhibiting photographs from the first Festival in 2008, when one of his photos appeared as a large poster on the facade of the Design Centre in order to advertise the Festival.

Jin, who is 40 years old and comes from Hong Kong and lives in Brussels, spent most of his school time in England, where he later studied philosophy and political science at Cambridge. He started his professional photography career while he was working as a text correspondent for Reuters in China.

His work tells stories of generations of Arctic people fighting for resources in the Russian Far North, about the millions of farmers being forced to resettle in apartment blocks by the Chinese government, and the plight of immigrants in Paris and London. Jin has been a member of the World Press Masterclass, has won the Magnum Foundation Grant and the Picture of the Year International prize. Since 1998, he has been making his living as a independent photojournalist.

Wednesday, June 18th at 7pm / Rob Hornstra

At the first Lumix Festival in 2008, Rob Hornstra exhibited his photo series "101 Billionaires". This year he will be with us again to give a presentation. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, 18 June at 19:00.

His Sochi project, which he has been working on with filmmaker Arnold van Burgen since 2009, has earned quite a reputation, and not only in the industry. His extensive, well-researched and creatively innovative multimedia piece takes a critical look at the background to the Olympic Games in the Russian city of Sochi.

Rob Hornstra was born in the Netherlands in 1975. Since graduating from the Utrecht Art School in 2004, he has worked primarily on his own long-term projects. He has published several of these projects as books. In 2012, he won first prize in the World Press Photo Award competition.


Thursday, June 19th at 5pm / Ragnar Axelsson

The effect of his black and white photos of his homeland Iceland and the hunters of Greenland will definitely touch you. No photographer is connected so close to his home country as Ragnar Axelsson, born in Iceland in 1958. Subjects of his photographs are the people of the North and they tell about life and survival in a stunning and often harsh nature. Farmers, herdsmen, fishermen, hunters and woodsmen are the main subjects of his work.

Since 1976 he has been working for the Icelandic newspaper »Morgunbladet«. His work has been published in the photo books »The soul of the North«, "Behind the Mountains« and »The last of the Arctic hunters«. He is known to a wider circle primarily for the 2011 documentary film »Faces of the North«.

Ragnar Axelsson is going to present his photos and talk about his work on Thursday, 19 June at 17pm.

Friday, June 20th at 5pm / Alixandra Fazzina

Photo: Eduardo Diaz

The English photographer Alixandra Fazzina, who was born in 1974, was a student of Fine Arts before she launched her career as a photojournalist during the conflict in Bosnia. Since then her work has led her to Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Her stories have been published by several major newspapers and magazines, such as The Sunday Times, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and Stern. She also took pictures for NGO’s and the UN. In 2010 she published her work about the exodus of migrants and refugees from Somalia to the Arabian Peninsula in her book “A Million Shillings: Escape from Somalia“. Her current long-term project “The Flowers of Afghanistan“ documents the story of Afghan children and teenagers who got away from war in their home country thanks to their escape to Europe. Alixandra Fazzina has lived in Islamabad in Pakistan for 5 years.

She will present her work on Friday 20th of June, at 5:00pm in the Design Center.

Friday, June 20th at 7:30pm / Michael von Graffenried

Michael von Graffenried, Swiss photographer residing in Paris, is the last photographer to fill the lecture program of this year's festival. During his career, he became attention with many unusual works. These include his story on the prostitutes who are waiting for customers in front of the Swiss Federal Palace, a documentary on nudists and a panorama format story about the daily life in the fractious civil war in Algeria.

In addition to winning the World Press Photo Award Michael von Graffenried was appointed a Knight of the Legion of Honour and in 2010 he received the Dr. Erich Salomon Prize of the German Society of Photography.

Michael von Graffenried will present his work on Friday, June 20 at 19:30 pm.


Thursday, June 19th at 7:30pm / Maxim Dondyuk

Foto: Andrew Lubimov

His photo story of the crisis at Maidan is one of the most impressive once which was photographed at Kiev's Independece Square in the last months - that's why Dondyuk's work was published by many prestigious international magazines. But also his compassionate story on the tuberculosis epidemic in Ukraine leaves no one untouched. Although he is only 30 years old, he has already won numerous awards and prizes for his work.

In 2012 he was one of the exhibiting photographers of the 3rd Lumix Festival. Now we are happy to anounce that he will be a lecturer at this years Lumix Festival. On Thursday, 19th of June, he will give a presentation of his work at 19:30 in the Design Center.

Saturday, June 21st at 11am / Zed Nelson


We are happy to announce that British documentary photographer Zed Nelson will give a presentation of his work on Saturday, 21st of June at 11:00. Born in 1965 in Uganda he was honored countless times with awards such as the World Press Award, Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, Visa d`Or and Picture of the Year. He has been on display in the Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery. Zed Nelson's work can currently be seen at the permanent exhibition of Victoria & Albert Museums in London.

Zed Nelson is photographing on commissions, but is also focusing on his own long-term projects. Some of his most famous Works are »Gun Nation«, »Love Me« or »Right Wing Along the Rio Grande«.

Zed Nelson studied »Photography as fine art« at the Polytechnic of Central London and is currently living in London.

Saturday, June 21st at 5pm / Gerd Ludwig

Foto: Anthony Friedkin

We are very happy to announce that german photographer Gerd Ludwig will attend the Lumix Festival 2014! In his speech on Saturday 21st of june at the Auditory of the Design Center he'll introduce the audience to his personal projects as well as his works in photojournalism. Moving to the United States in 1983, he became staff photographer of the American magazine National Geographic in 1992. In his long career he's been honoured with a countless amount of awards and even won the Lucie Award for International Photographer of the Year, which is the most honourable award in the field of photography in the US.

His works focus mainly on the changes of the former Soviet Union.

Gerd Ludwig was born in 1947 in Alsfeld/Germany and now lives in Hollywood. He studied photography under Professor Otto Steinert at the Folkwangschule in Essen and co-founded the photograhy agency VISUM. Even before he moved to the United States he's already been taking photos for all big magazines in Germany, such as Life and Times.