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November 11, 2020

Berlin Photo Week 2021: A Firework of Creativity and Innovation for the Imaging Industry

The buzz is growing in the run-up to Berlin Photo Week 2021

Berlin, 11 November 2020 – The globalimaging industry is getting ready to set off a firework of creativity and innovation at next year’s Berlin Photo Week 2021 – not just in Germany’s capital, but around the world. With a unique concept – combining photography, video and art with news and innovation from the imaging industry – Berlin Photo Week brings together creatives, artists, imaging professionals, photography enthusiasts and celebrities with media companies, leading brands of the imaging industry, and many other global brands that see images as a key part of their corporate identity. Many brands and photography professionals have already confirmed their participation, while Berlin Photo Week is also expecting thousands of visitors on location plus millions online who love images and image creation.

"Berlin Photo Week’s creative and innovative concept is very convincing, and as one of the world’s leading imaging companies, we are looking forward to being a partner next year,” says Kai Hillebrandt, Managing Director Consumer Electronics Panasonic DACHNL.

P.C. Neumann, patron of the arts and philanthropist, is also enthusiastic: "For me, Berlin Photo Week is more than just an event for photography. The event gives free rein to the imagination and is full of inspiring ideas for the world of photography. Berlin Photo Week is like a passionate visual journey that touches all aspects of life.”

Berlin Photo Week will be supported by an advisory board of well-known personalities from business, culture and politics, as well as the government of the State of Berlin.

"We are very pleased that Messe Berlin is participating in Berlin Photo Week,” says Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH. “We are certain that Berlin will help to re-energise the imaging sector worldwide - socially, economically and culturally. We really like the concept for Berlin Photo Week, because it showcases all facets of the world of imaging."

Berlin Photo Week is a conceptually and economically independent project; at its heart will be a creative space in the German capital, with many other events at locations sprinkled around the city. Newly-founded Berlin Photo Week GmbH brings together Messe Berlin GmbH, IMH Imaging Media House GmbH & Co. KG and the founding team of the "Berlin Photo Week" even format. Together they will develop and implement next year’s Berlin Photo Week, which premiered in 2019.

Next year’s Berlin Photo Week will take place in late August to early September 2021, designed as an exciting and inspiring imaging festival with networking opportunities around the world.

"With an experienced and enthusiastic Berlin Photo Week team, we will host an inspiring imaging festival next year. Together with our many partners, we will make the Power of Imaging a tangible experience with events around the Imaging Experience, Arts & Culture and the Creative City,” says Wolfgang Heinen, the CEO of the new Berlin Photo Week GmbH.