Brighter, more colorful, louder!

On the PHOTOPIA Stage in Hall A4 you will find the highlights of the event: keynote speakers, big pictures, award ceremonies, lots of know-how and exciting insights!
The program for 2022 will be published here shortly.

Speakers 2022

©Markus Hertrich

Markus Lanz

Key Speaker

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 will talk 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

Esther Haase

Key Speaker

The photographer Esther Haase, who lives in Hamburg and London, will provide exciting insights into her successful career and her work in photography at PHOTOPIA on Friday, October 14, at 3:00 pm. In the multifaceted work of Esther Haase many things come together: the desire to photograph but especially the desire to stage people and fashion. In her work, Esther Haase reveals the entire spectrum of an imaginative director and theater tamer, driven by empathy, chronicler of an erotic and always self-confident image of women. Her images are a dance with the camera, which the photographer also celebrates in real life. Everything is choreography. Nothing seems unnecessarily heavy, forced or stilted. Snapshot romance and short stories are pictorial stylistic devices along with motion blur. Her imaginative, cinematic imagery suggests to the viewer with a knowing wink that life is a dazzling stage on which one should not take oneself and others too seriously behind all the backdrops, costumes, masks and makeup.

The photographer playfully switches between the genres of fashion, portrait, reportage and free art projects, she has already photographed greats such as Vivienne Westwood, Angela Merkel and Karl Lagerfeld and has received numerous international awards for her work.

Younes Zarou

Sunday, 16.10. at 16:30 PHOTOPIA Stage

Younes Zarou is one of the most successful creators in Germany - on a wide variety of platforms. On the Photopia Stage, he will take 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.

Maya Leinenbach

Saturday, 15.10. at 1 pm PHOTOPIA Stage

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.

Karo Kauer

 Saturday, 15.10. at 16:30 PHOTOPIA Stage

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 will give 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.


TIPA World Awards 2022

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