Successful Fundraising Campaign

This year’s Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism broke all records: More than 30,000 photo enthusiasts were counted – a remarkable number of visitors. For the FREELENS Foundation this resulted in a very satisfactory fundraising campaign.

The FREELENS Foundation’s fundraising campaign attracted many visitors of the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism.

The FREELENS Foundation’s fundraising campaign attracted many visitors of the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism.
[Foto: Holger Stöhrmann]

Present with a booth for the first time, we could win new sustaining members and raise more than 12,000,– euros of donations during the festival. A result that considerably surpassed our expectations! Most of the exhibiting photographers had donated their prints to the FREELENS Foundation before the festival, so visitors would receive an original print from the exhibition as a thank-you gift for a donation starting at 100,– euros.

The donations will be used to support needy photographers and photo projects such as workshops or exhibitions principally in developing countries. Persons responsible for projects on site – mostly photographers themselves – will in close cooperation with the FREELENS Foundation deliver donations and also document the respective project.