The main exhibitions of the Athens Photo Festival 2017 will be inaugurated on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at the Benaki Museum, featuring 85 emerging and established artists from 30 countries.
In recognition of the increasing importance of the photobook within contemporary photography, the Festival presents an exhibition dedicated to the form of book.
Athens Photo Festival reflects the diversity of contemporary photographic practice, presenting recent photo works by 85 established and emerging artists from 30 countries, 162 multimedia projects and a selection of 350 photobooks. Thanks in part to the eclectic mix of exhibitions from around the world, and its overall range of events, we celebrate our 30 year anniversary.
Events & Initiatives
Portfolio Reviews (25-26/6)
An opportunity for artists to meet with international experts to get feedback on their work as well as to create meaningful connections.
Photo Voices (27/6)
Under the motto “We Speak Photography”, Photo Voices is designed as a set of short talks to share thought provoking images and words.
Educational programmes offer intensive learning experiences for current and future generations of artists and photography enthusiasts.
Screening Night (23/9)
This one night event brings together multiple perspectives on the use of images –both moving and still– in contemporary culture.
Photography as Performance
Experimenting with the ways through which performance and photography can cross boundaries and create interesting hybrids.
Athens Photo Marathon (24/9)
Over 1.000 contestants will participate in a “photography marathon”, by recording through their own lens, four given subjects inspired by the urban life and its experience.