Now in its fourth year, the EyeEm Festival & Awards brings together the people shaping the future of photography, technology and visual communication to discuss what‘s next. The Festival will feature insightful talks, workshops, portfolio reviews and more from leaders in the visual space.
The two day celebration will also showcase the EyeEm Awards exhibition, a collection from EyeEm‘s annual photography awards competition featuring the best in street, architecture, photojournalism, portraiture and travel photography from the EyeEm community.
The winners will be announced during a special awards ceremony at Radialsystem V on 16 September.
2017 EyeEm Awards Exhibition. From 590,000 submissions to 100: presenting this year's outstanding EyeEm Award's finalists.
The State of Photography & Going Behind the Lens
Florian Meissner, Co-Founder & CEO, EyeEm
The visual industry is advancing more rapidly than ever. The status quo is being challenged constantly, influencer marketing is booming, and technology is changing everything. Hear from EyeEm CEO Flo Meissner about the current landscape of photography and where things are going next.
David Uzochukwu, Photographer and Videographer
Hear how 2014 EyeEm Photographer of the Year went on to work with top stars including Benjamin Clementine and FKA Twigs, as well as international brands like NikeWomen and Adobe.
Massimo Portincaso, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Richard Walch, Photographer
With over 25 years of experience, Canon Ambassador Richard Walch specializes in dramatic action shots of snow and water sports, and became the official photographer for the German America's Cup sailing team. Join as he presents his line of work.
Putting the 'Art' in Artificial Intelligence
Ramzi Rizk, Co-Founder & CTO, EyeEm
Machine Learning and AI are transforming the digital content industry for both creators and image buyers—from empowering the entire creative workflow, scanning and identifying valuable content, to allowing brands to quickly find images that match their brand aesthetic—EyeEm Co-Founder & CTO Ramzi Rizk will discuss these changes and what we can expect next.
Christoph van der Malsburg, Neurobiologist.
Where did AI come from? Where is it going? And what are the challenging problems we need to solve in the future if art and science can intersect in that region?
Mario Klingemann, Artist and 'Neurographer'
Putting the 'Art' in Artificial Intelligence by creating art autonomously with machines. Mario Klingemann creates photographs using neural networks, calling himself a 'neurographer'. How will technologies like this affect creators in the future?
The Photographer's Point of View
Mustafah Abdulaziz, Photographer
WATER, Mustafah's ongoing project which looks at how different cultures perceive water, the exploitation this leads to and the challenges we face to preserve our planets most vital resource.
WHEN TWO WORLDS COMBINE: The closing gap between the "real" and online worlds (and what this means for creative work)
Kay Nietfeld, dpa Photographer and Alexander Karst, Bildbeschaffer
In this session, Kay Nietfeld and Alexander Karst will discuss the pictures and the image rights with the example of the G20 summit in Hamburg. When does a private photo become a press picture? What should a photographer pay attention to when their pictures can be used by a community like EyeEm in editorial or advertising? And which pictures should remain private? Advertisers, journalists, photographers and agencies can look forward to an exciting discussion.
Daniel Arnold, Photographer
Daniel Arnold is considered one of the best photographers on Instagram. The "paparazzi of strangers" publishes digital and shoots in analog.
The 2017 EyeEm Awards Presentation
We're rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the finalists and winners of the world's largest photography competition: The 2017 EyeEm Awards. Join us as we unveil the winners from over 590,000 submissions for the very first time. The Awards are EyeEm's annual competition to discover the most outstanding new photography talents from around the world.
Helping emerging photographers improve their craft. Whether they want tips on how to get discovered or submit to Market—our team will propel their work to the next level. Over three rounds, there will be 54 slots of 20 mins available. Bookable at the 2017 EyeEm Festival on a first come, first served basis.
Portfolio reviewers include Emmy Lynch (BBC), Clemens Poloczek (iGNANT), Richard Walch (Canon), Mustafah Abdulaziz, Andy Kassier and Daniel Arnold (Photographer) as well as EyeEm photographers Brada Vivi Barassi, Madeline Dudley-Yates, Maya Hristova and Jonathon Davison.
Round 1 : 12:00pm, 12:20pm, 12:40pm
Round 2 : 02:00pm, 02:20pm, 02:40pm
Round 3 : 04:00pm, 04:20pm, 04:40pm
WORKSHOP: Sylvie Gagelmann, goodfeelography / Portraits Part 1. This workshop is split in two. Shooting portraits in Part 1 and editing in Part 2 later that day.
WORKSHOP: Profoto / Profoto Stories
WORKSHOP: An Intro to Drone Photography, Guiga Pirá
Join a 2017 EyeEm Awards finalist to learn the basics of drone photography
WORKSHOP: Sylvie Gagelmann, goodfeelography / Portraits Part 2.
In part two of this workshop, you'll add the finishing touches to your portraits with a lesson in editing
TALK: Eric L. Hu / Photographer and Content Strategist
“It’s no longer influencer marketing, it‘s just marketing”
TALK: EyeEm, how to sell
Join the EyeEm curation team to learn the best tips and secrets to selling your photos
TALK: Norbert Wiesneth, Photowerk Berlin / Das Photo-Portfolio
WORKSHOP: Profoto / Profoto Stories
TALK: Andy Kassier, Artist and Photographer
An essential part of his work concerns the phenomenon of "self-branding," especially referring to the cultural perception of the "self" in the digital sphere. How does our comprehension of these terms change in this ever globalizing world? What does it mean to be perfect, to be an influencer, and to have prestige?