Brighter, more colorful, louder!

On the PHOTOPIA Stage in Hall A4 you found the highlights of the event: keynote speakers, big pictures, award ceremonies, lots of know-how and exciting insights!

Speakers 2022


Key Speaker

Thursday, 13 October 2022 | 3:00 p.m.

Photographer Rankin did not have the usual route into the photography industry. He had already started an accounting degree at Brighton Polytechnic when he began taking photographs at the age of 21. Today, Rankin is perhaps best known for images of supermodels like Heidi Klum and Kate Moss, acting legends like Robert Downey Jr. and music icons like The Rolling Stones and David Bowie. He has also produced successful campaigns for brands such as Unilever, L'Oreal and Samsonite, done wide-ranging projects for charities such as Women's Aid and Macmillan, and directed music videos for Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and Kelis.

Credit Foto: ©Rankin

Kristian Schuller

Friday 14 Oktober 2022 | 3 pm

‘I’m an entertainer, and I try to entertain people with my images’

Kristian Schuller is a New York and Berlin based photographer. Born in Romania, Kristian emigrated with his family at an early age to Germany. He studied fashion design with Vivienne Westwood and photography with the legendary German fashion photographer FC Gundlach at the University of Fine Arts Berlin. After his initial introduction by editor Isabella Blow to Condé Nast Publications in London, Kristian has continued working internationally with various fashion magazines, commercial clients and on personal projects. His published books include 90 Days, One Dream (2010) and Tales for Oskar (2014). He has had photographic exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Krakow, Miami and Hamburg.

Maya Leinenbach

Saturday, 15 October 2022 | 1:00 p.m.

It's a success story as only the Creator Economy writes it: With the goal of publishing her own cookbook one day, Maya Leinenbach of fitgreenmind from Saarland, Germany, started on Instagram in 2019 and cooked her way into the hearts of millions of people around the world with her reels during the pandemic in no time via Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Pinterest. This makes her not only the youngest successful vegan chef, but one of the fastest growing social media accounts ever. She loves to keep her vegan recipes as simple as possible with healthy and regional ingredients, without compromising on taste.

Credit Foto: ©fitgreenmind

Karo Kauer

Saturday, 15 October 2022 | 4:30 p.m.

Karo Kauer is one of Germany's best-known content creators - and is now building several brands with her company in her tranquil hometown of Eislingen. On the Photopia Stage, she gave an insight into the creator economy, which creative ideas are currently best received and tells how she is now making millions in sales independently of advertising partners.


©Markus Hertrich

Markus Lanz

Key Speaker

Sunday, 16 Octoner 2022 | 2:00 p.m.

Almost all of Germany knows his face: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Markus Lanz offers a wide range of guests and topics in his talk show. The popular talk show host is also an author, podcaster and a gifted and passionate photographer. Lanz talked about how he got into the hobby of photography and how he takes pictures on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m., on the PHOTOPIA stage.

Credit Photo: ©Markus Hertrich

Younes Zarou

Sunday, 16 October 2022 | 3:30 p.m.

Younes Zarou is one of the most successful creators in Germany - on a wide variety of platforms. On the Photopia Stage, he took you into the world of TikTok during a live production and show you how the requirements for content on social media have developed, what special technical challenges there are in production and how the social media business will develop in the future.

Credit Foto: ©Younes Zarou

We explain vlogging and how you can get started with it

 Sunday, 16. October 11:30 -1 pm / Photopia Stage (Halle A4)

The editors of OMR – Simon Kaiser and Florian Heide took you to the digital world at Photopia 2022. For photo and video professionals, platforms like YouTube & Co. are still a huge opportunity to build reach, win customers and build businesses. We discussed with experts in the field of vlogging/video content how they use the platforms for themselves, what equipment they need and how they can reach as many people as possible.

TIPA World Awards 2022

A TIPA World Award is a coveted prize among companies of the imaging industry. After the successful premiere in 2021, 2022's winners will again be honoured with the prestigious awards live at PHOTOPIA Hamburg, and virtually, on 14 October 2022.