Lomography’s beginnings date back to the early 1980s, when the Director of the LOMO Russian Arms and Optical factory had the very first LOMO LC-A camera, a sharp, sensitive, and durable piece of machinery that would spread throughout the world over the next decade until the Lomographic Society International was founded in 1992. Since then, Lomography has continued to push the boundaries and propel the industry forward while maintaining a thorough understanding of the history and heritage of the world’s greatest camera. Over the past decades, Lomography has manufactured cameras that allow photographers to achieve what would previously have been unimaginable, whether it’s saturating their frames in color with a Colorsplash camera or seeing the world through the multi-lens SuperSampler and Oktomat cameras.
In addition to reviving discontinued film and innovating new ways of using time-tested analogue practices, Lomography has hosted international conferences and exhibitions, including those mounted its much-lauded LomoWalls, where Lomographs from around the globe can be seen in one place. To date, Lomography has built a network of more than a million photographers using technology to make powerful and groundbreaking imagery, all while making cameras that are practical and durable yet beautiful and refined.