“Academy meets photokina” — established as part of the trade fair’s supporting program — has entered the next round. Students and graduates of universities and academies offering photography studies, from Germany and abroad, were invited to apply for one of the coveted stand areas at photokina 2010 in Hall 1. To be eligible for submission, projects had to be no more than one year old and suitable for inclusion under the motto “Unlimited – Exploring limits, experiencing limits, and exceeding limits.” From more than 50 submitted works, the jury has now selected the 22 universities that may present themselves and their work at photokina 2010. read more…
11. February 2010
Tags: art, presentations, professionals
Photographs can move you, give you information, and arouse your interest. The fascination of the image is always a focus at photokina. The numerous impressive photography exhibitions at photokina (see plan) invite you to explore the boundless possibilities of expression offered by the medium of the image.
In addition, the Visual Gallery on more than 4,000 square meters in Hall 1 offers a top-class photography exhibition with unique works by world-renowned professional photographers and outstanding up-and-coming artists. read more…
08. September 2008
Tags: art, Guided Tour, photo exhibitions, visitor tours, Visual Gallery
From September 23 to 28, the Visual Gallery will once again be presenting the best work of internationally known photographers as well as award-winning young artists at photokina, the world’s leading fair for the photography and imaging industry.
The event will feature a special reunion of sorts, as Thomas Hoepker will display highlights from his distinguished career as a photojournalist. Hoepker received two awards in photokina’s “Jugend photographiert” (Young Imaging Days) competition back in the 1950s, when he was still in his early 20s. In 1958 Hoepker, who now lives in New York, took part in photokina’s “Deutsche Bilderschau” (German Photo Review). Further highlights at the Visual Gallery will include exhibitions from the “Cicero Gallery for Political Photography,” MAPHO (Museum for Architectural Photography), and the German Association of Freelance Photographers (BFF).
Following the event’s successful integration into the unique creative center in Hall 1 in 2006, the next Visual Gallery will once again be the focus of the “By Professionals for Professionals” meeting point. The latter brings together the Visual Gallery, the “Meet the Professionals” area, and the “Academy meets photokina” section. This year’s Visual Gallery curator will be Gérard A. Goodrow. Juliane Rückriem will organize the event. Admission to the Visual Gallery will also be free for visitors in 2008.
“Easy Rider” Dennis Hopper at the Visual Gallery
The “top act” at this year’s exhibition will be photographs by the U.S. actor and director Dennis Hopper. Long before he made his international breakthrough in 1969 with “Easy Rider,” Hopper had made a name for himself as a photographer. Between 1961 and 1967 Hopper documented the turbulent scenes of a new era with impressive images of the U.S. civil rights movement and created numerous striking portraits of the young stars of popular art from his own generation. The exhibition includes portraits of David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol. read more…
21. July 2008
Tags: art, Dennis Hopper, Events, Exhibitions, Thomas Hoepker, Visual Gallery