photokina – LightArt Congress 2016

phoLAC - Logo - Deutsch

From September 23rd to 24th, 2016 the association of German Lightart Photographers GLPU (German Light Painter United) will host the first International photokina -Light Art Congress (abbreviated phoLAC) during and in collaboration with photokina fair 2016 in Cologne, Germany. At the affiliated congress centre of koelnmesse visitors can commute between congress and photokina and get information on the topic of Light Painting.

There will be a special discounted admission price ticket allowing visitors to be at photokina for three days and at the same time to enter phoLAC for free.

Light Painting and LightArt-Photography are a synonym for working, painting and performing with light in front of a camera during one continous long exposure shot. Like no other genre in photography nowadays Light painting is in the focus of press and media coverage. Although clearly developing as a trend it is still widly unknown to the general public or professional photographers.

phoLAC wants to offer a public stage and put this kind of photography in its due light. With four event areas visitors will be provided with a lot of information and activities:

  1. LightArt Congress is planned as a two-day event with lectures and presentation. International speakers will convey versatility of Light Painting Photography and contribute some fresh approach. Workshops will invite to participate and will help to complete congress agenda experience.
  2. The International Light Painting Exhibition at photokina fair grounds will invite spectators to explore the universe and possibilities of painted light. There will be exhibited works of hundred Light Painting artists from all over the world.
  3. Workshops and outdoor events at front of the fair and Live Light Painting Shows at photokina grounds contribute to the schedule and the whole experience and will invite interested visitors to participate and take their own pictures.
  4. The International Light Painting Award – photokina special 2016 will already start off in March 2016 and winners will be announced at a congress evening event.

phoLAC - Poster - English

On a global scale phoLAC 2016 is the biggest and most elaborate congress unique in its kind and for the first time in Germany. In an ever growing Light Painting community it won´t be repeated in this form. It is kind of an unique experience to become more familiar with the persons behind the camera and the performers.

Prize for the 3 day ticket (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)for Photokina & phoLAC is 30€.

More informations:

phoLAC 2016


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Here you can register for phoLAC ensuring your admission.

phoLAC is held at the time of photokina 2016 and hotel rooms are getting more expensive and are running low fast. Make your bookings early.

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Schedule of phoLAC

The schedule of phoLAC is out! You can view it here:

View schedule of phoLAC

Furthermore you can take part at the Light Painting photoBOX:

View schedule of Light Painting photoBOX

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