New Power to the Creators: photokina and Pavel Kaplun


Pavel Kaplun, a renowned digital artist, along with his team, will provide a platform for filming and photography at photokina 2018. Visitors can themselves film and photograph at individual stations, and will also receive support from professionals. Besides this, there will also be a lecture programme in the special area.

“photokina focuses on the image. Depending on the recording device or the processing software of absolutely central importance for the origin of an image is who is looking through the lens or at a screen. In the future we would like to emphasise this fact at photokina even more intensively, and are pleased to be able to rely on the support of Pavel Kaplun and his team,” Christoph Menke, Director of photokina had said. To encourage participation, as well as an exchange of ideas, Pavel began a Facebook group ‘photokina —New Power to the Creators.’ Since then, over 700 photography and video fans have already shared their latest works of art. The community will then comment on the work, helping the artist with valuable tips for improving their work.

“It is important for us to support photo and video fans in developing a unique character for their art, and in creating entirely personal works with the help of professional techniques and technologies. At the same time, we offer them the chance to also make their perspectives accessible to others,” Pavel Kaplun said.

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