Athens Photo Festival is accepting submissions from photographers/artists, collectives and curators from all over the world, for the 2015 main programme.
Athens Photo Festival 2015 also welcomes multimedia submissions, featuring a variety of artistic perspectives that explores the interaction between different media (photography, video, audio).
In recognition of the increasing importance of the photo book in contemporary photographic practices, the Festival is introducing a new specific exhibition section dedicated to the form of book.
YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Young Greek Photographers exhibition helps Greek artists, between the ages of 18-35, to be exhibited and introduced to a wide audience and network of photography professionals.
Athens Photo Festival
International Festival of Contemporary Photography & Related Media
Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography in Greece. Exploring issues relevant to our times, our programmes work internationally, nationally and locally, encompassing a variety of activities that aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and society through photography and related media.
The main programme will take place from 3 June through 26 July 2015, at the Benaki Museum, one of the oldest and most prestigious museums in Greece. At the core of the programme is a series of solo and group exhibitions, as well as a range of events, including portfolio reviews, screenings, workshops, talks (the so-called ‘Photo Voices’) and participatory projects. In addition to the main venue based programme, the festival encourages community involvement through the satellite exhibitions across the city of Athens.
Athens Photo Festival is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMoP), a network comprised of photography festivals in 8 European capitals that aims to foster collaboration on joint projects within a European context.
Back in 2013, under the general title “Fluid identities”, the Festival featured a series of international and national exhibitions from established and emerging artists, in all areas of contemporary photography practice and forms, ranging from art and documentary photography to photographic installations, film and video. It reflected key issues of today’s world, in response to the constantly changing conditions of our present reality, and on all its dimensions: aesthetic, conceptual, ideological and social. The Athens Photo Festival 2013 co-funded by the European Union, comprising of 38 exhibitions, 97 artists from 22 countries and 36 event partners.
APhF:13 – Main Events & Initiatives
The Athens Photo Festival’s international portfolio reviews offered an opportunity for serious amateurs and professional photographers to interact with international and national experts in the field of photography and get direct feedback on their work or career development advice.
Under the motto “We Speak Photography”, Photo Voices was designed as a set of short and inspiring talks to share thought provoking images and words into a broad range of issues. Photo Voices 2013 was held on Sunday 3 November 2013 in Athens at the Benaki Museum (Auditorium).
Athens Photo Inspiration 2013
Under the motto “We Are All Photographers”, 800 contestants starting from the centre of Athens, were encouraged to participate in a “photograhy marathon”, to interact and to express themselves, by recording through their own lens and within six hours, four given subjects inspired by the urban life and its experience.
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