Cologne, Germany—Organizers of photokina 2014 and the Largest Photoglobe in the World initiative, an international cooperative, are working together with the 175 Years of Photography Jubilee and are reaching out to photo enthusiast worldwide. The international imaging fair takes place in Cologne, Germany, from September 16–21, 2014.
Within the framework of the theme 175 Years of PhotoMoments, all photo enthusiasts throughout in the world are called upon to help create the Photoglobe. They can access the initiative at the English and German-language portal www.photoglobus.de/en. A unique journey in pictures, the Photoglobe will cover not only all continents but also, as implied by the 175 Years of Photography Jubilee, will represent a photographic journey through time.
The Largest Photoglobe in the World initiative, which includes space for creative vision, will reach its completion at photokina 2014, where visitors will find not only The Largest Photoglobe in the World—with its vast diameter of six meters—but also a spellbinding “Sea of Photos” in the concourse between Halls 4 and 5.
The sponsors of the international cooperative initiative are pursuing, as part of the 175th Jubilee of Photography and photokina 2014, the objective of creating a unique journey through time via images that cover the decades of the history of photography. As every age has its preferences in terms of subjects, the cooperative is striving to bring those visions to life in lasting form through The Largest Photoglobe in the World initiative, the www.photoglobus.de/en portal and photokina 2014.
The photo-imaging community and photo enthusiast from all around the world, in harmony with the theme 175 Years of PhotoMoments, are being asked to play an active part by submitting their photographs to The Largest Photoglobe in the World. They can upload images from the present and the past to the portal www.photoglobus.de/en. It is hoped that people will use this opportunity to submerge themselves in their treasure trove of photos, going back to the time of their grandparents and beyond, and thereby revive precious memories.
With every uploaded photo, which must be allocated to a specific year, there will be created a step-by-step journey with pictures through the 175-year history of photography—forming a mirror image of social trends across the world’s continents.
The Largest Photoglobe in the World initiative has been made possible by the support of the members of the Photographic Association (Photoindustrie-Verband), Canon, CeWe, DNP, Fujifilm, Hama, HapaTeam, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sigma, Sihl, Sony, Tamron, Tetenal, Walimex, Prophoto GmbH and photokina.