See Sony's game-changing product innovations and experiences, special guests and action shows, exclusively at Photokina 2018.
Sony's full-frame mirrorless α cameras continue to be recognized for their enhanced imaging potential and the many significant innovations they represent. Adding to our award-winning range, the α9 has been honoured with three prestigious photo and imaging awards. Mirrorless is the future and Sony's α evolution leads the way.
Venue: Hall 5.2, Koelnmesse
Dates and opening hours:
Wednesday, September 26 to Saturday, September 29, 2018
Daily (except Friday) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
1. Live Talk and Demonstration Stage
2. Live Action Stage
3. α Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses
4. α Interchangeable Lens Cameras
5. α Mount System
6. Portrait Shooting with Flash System
7. Telephoto Shooting (2nd Floor)
8. Action Shooting
9. Cinema Camera CineAlta and Venice
10. Professional Movie Cameras
11. Movie Shooting
12. Cyber-shot Digital Still Cameras
13. RX Telephoto Shooting
14. Sony Innovation
15. Sony Imaging Pro Support Lounge
16. Sony World Photography Awards Gallery (2nd Floor)
World-renowned photographers and filmmakers share their insights as well as their personal and professional experiences using Sony cameras and lenses. Discover their unique views of the evolution of photography through Sony ingenuity.
Over 40 years as an independent sports photographer, London-based Bob Martin has covered many events including 16 summer and winter Olympics. Praised as Photo Chief at London 2012, he is now preparing for Tokyo 2020. His photos are appreciated in more than 60 countries, winning many international awards.
Born in 1963, Ralph Larmann studied drums at Rotterdam Conservatorium and played as a drummer in bands before turning to photography and journalism. Since 1989, he has captured concerts, celebrities, events, performances and productions, creating fascinating photo documentations of stages worldwide.
In 2005, Steffen Böttcher turned a lifelong passion for pictures into a career as a sought-after portrait, travel and reportage photographer. In 2012, he began his illustrious "Logbuch Series" featuring travel to exotic locations. He lives and works as a photographer in Buchholz, near Hamburg, Germany.
Born in 1990, (self) portrait artist Laura Zalenga from southern Germany travels the globe in quest of magical places and light for her images, also teaching workshops and giving inspirational talks. The visual language and emotional honesty of her work stands out and clients include celebrated companies.
A freelance sports photographer based in Istanbul and Vienna, Mine has covered nine Olympic Games since 2002. As a former national team snowboarder, she specializes in the Snowboard World Cup, fascinated by action and emotion in competition. She has worked for Vogue Turkey and is a Red Bull Photographer.
World-renowned filmmaker Philip Bloom specializes in creating amazing cinematic images for major UK broadcasters, independent production firms and global communications corporations. His "How To Start A Revolution" captured a 2012 BAFTA as well as Best Documentary at the 2011 Raindance Film Festival.
Photographer and Photo Designer
From still life to people and fashion, Alexander Heinrichs serves renowned companies with his distinctive advertorial photography, including post-production. Based in Aschaffenburg near Frankfurt, Germany, he also works as an author, videoblogger and coach, organizing workshops and publishing tutorials.
Photographer and Adventurer
Eleven years ago, Benjamin Jaworskyj started to teach himself photography. Today, he travels the world as a professional photographer, filmmaker and adventurer. His German and English channels on YouTube offer his publications of more than 600 free videos about photography and his remarkable journeys.
Enjoy two special attractions with opportunities to shoot photos and movies at just the right moment. Please download a schedule of these special events.
Samurai Artist KAMUI
Established in 1998, KAMUI unites beauty of form, acting and martial arts with original style. KAMUI's leader Tetsuro Shimaguchi appeared as Crazy 88's "Miki" and choreographed sword fighting in "KILL BILL: Volume 1". He is the first Japanese winner of the Consonance Award, to be presented in Florence, Italy, in October 2018.
Kendama performance duo
Zoomadanke is one of Japan's most famous professional kendama units, featuring Takeshi Kodama ("Kodaman") and Hiroki Iijima ("Easy"). This pioneering duo combined elements of kendama, a traditional Japanese wooden skill toy, with dance, acrobatics and music, creating a new style of performance.
View spectacular imagery from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards — selected from 320,000 images taken by 72,000 photographers from more than 200 countries/regions.