At the core of the Athens Photo Festival is an open submission process which invites artists and photographers from all over the world to submit their work to be considered for the 2017 exhibition programme. The Festival is looking for a wide variety of works, ranging from fine art to documentary and photojournalism, photo-based installations and multimedia works. The Festival is also accepting submissions for its photobook section as well as for the Young Greek Photographers exhibition.
Athens Photo Festival 2017 is accepting submissions from emerging and established photographers and artists from all over the world, for the 2017 exhibition programme.
In recognition of the increasing importance of the photobook within contemporary photography, the Festival will present an exhibition dedicated to the form of book.
CELEBRATING THIRTY YEARS
International Festival of Photography & Related Media
Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe. Under the title “Still Searching”, Athens Photo Festival celebrates its 30 years anniversary, and continues its tradition of exploring the social impact of the ever-changing visual culture. Our programme works within an international, national and local context, encompassing a variety of activities designed to reflect the diversity of contemporary photographic practice, and to create opportunities for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and international engagement.
The 2017 main exhibitions will take place from 7 June to 30 July 2017, at the Benaki Museum, presenting a wide spectrum of works selected through the current international open call for proposals. At the core of the festival is a range of events, including portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and discussions, workshops, and various community and participatory projects. In addition to the main venue-based programme, the festival encourages community involvement through satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city.
Looking Back at 2016
Back in 2016, the Festival reflected the diversity of contemporary photographic practice, presenting recent photo works by 156 established and emerging artists from 39 countries, 36 multimedia projects and a selection of 350 photobooks. Thanks in part to the eclectic mix of exhibitions from around the world, its overall range of events, and its diverse programme, as well as numerous public and networking events, we celebrated one of our most successful years up to date
Events & Initiatives
An opportunity for artists to meet with international experts to get feedback on their work as well as to create meaningful connections.
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.
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.
Lounges and Parties
Special parties, events and everything in between provide opportunities to meet and network with each other in a casual way.