PHOTOPIA Hamburg press releases

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From wedding to documentary to commercial photography: diverse program at the Creative Content Conference @ PHOTOPIA

From October 13 to 16, PHOTOPIA Hamburg will open its doors for the second time, giving numerous exhibiting companies, creative professionals, content creators and people with a passion for photography and videography a platform for exchange and inspiration. As part of this live event, the Creative…

Exclusive partnership: Photo Industry Association is inspirational host of PHOTOPIA - “It is our mutual goal to establish a leading international imaging event in Europe.”

Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC) and the Photo Industry Association (Photoindustrie-Verband, PIV) have entered into a partnership agreement making PIV the exclusive inspirational host of PHOTOPIA Hamburg. The innovative live event dedicated to the digital photo and imaging business sector takes…

Short interview with PIV Managing Director Christian Müller-Rieker

Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC) and the Photo Industry Association (PIV) have agreed on a partnership in which the PIV has exclusively taken over the ideal sponsorship of PHOTOPIA Hamburg. In a short interview PIV Managing Director Christian Müller-Rieker explains this decision, talks about the…

*** Preliminary Final Report *** - PHOTOPIA Hamburg: “These have been four powerful days!” - Festival of Imaging enthrals visitors and brings top stars of photography to Hamburg

With a spectacular debut on the exhibition campus and across the city, PHOTOPIA Hamburg has generated plenty of enthusiasm and euphoria. The Imaging scene and community celebrated their urban festival in an array of events, both live on-site and globally through social media. Well-known stars and…

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Charm offensive: Perfect portraits for Tinder & Co.

When great love is just a mouse click away: More and more people today are getting to know each other via platforms like Parship and Tinder. A good portrait is extremely important here in the search for a partner. But what should it look like? We asked dating experts.

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Animal Influencers

Living cuddly animals as "petfluencers". How domestic pigs in bikinis suddenly become social media stars and staged dogs turn their owners into millionaires.

Star DJ David Puentez at the Festival of Imaging

This year, he will provide the best beats for the Festival of Imaging. David Puentez provides the cool sound for the mega-event of photography. The star DJ will give a concert on the big stage of PHOTOPIA Hamburg on 14 October 2022. We asked the artist for a short interview in advance.

The man who makes the Elbphilharmonie vibrate

Press shutter release, advance film, a small body rotation and release again

Millionaire with selfies: Where does the NFT hype come from?

How a fun project with self-portraits made an Indonesian IT student rich in just a few weeks.

Diving among sleeping giants

Do sperm whales really sleep standing up? It was not until 2008 that scientists gained insights into the sleeping behaviour of the animals. Today, the resting giants are among the most spectacular subjects of underwater photography ¬- Frenchman Stéphane Granzotto visited them in their resting area.

Volcanic eruption on the "Isla Bonita": Beastly beautiful pictures

The Spaniard Fran Arnau is a passionate drone pilot. Arnau captured the volcanic eruption at the end of 2021 on the Canary Island of La Palma in spectacular drone footage.

Japan's flashy photo scene: Cosplay stagings, bondage sex and Instax pictures from Tokyo's photo scene

Can Godzilla take pictures? We don't know. If so, he's certainly waiting for us as a snapping toy robot on a shelf in Tokyo's Yodobashi electronics department stores'. And photographs its surroundings at the touch of a button with a miniature camera hidden in its plastic mouth, while its monster…

Slow Photography: The Magic of Deceleration and the "Digital Detox" of the Endless Snappers

This is why analogue photography is experiencing an international revival today!

Analogue photography is like yoga for image makers, the "digital detox" of dedicated endless snappers. It invites us to a decelerated, meditative journey into the world of photography. And more and more photographers…

"Ships are a reliable motif. They don't fidget around"

When the container ship becomes a transporter of longing: the ship photographer from Finkenwerder.

Andreas Glummert is passionate about photographing ships - from small pilot boats to ocean cruisers. His favourite, however, are the mighty container ships on the Elbe. He finds that some of them have…

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