Athens Photo Festival 2015 welcomes submissions from established and emerging artists, curators, collectives, galleries or organisations worldwide, for its main exhibition 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.



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 Photography & Related Media

Athens Photo Festival is the annual festival of photography in Greece and a premier cultural event in Athens, established in 1987 by the Hellenic Centre for Photography. It is the first festival of photography in Greece, and one of the five oldest of its kind in the world.
The next edition of the festival will take place during May-July 2015. The Main Programme will be presented at the Benaki Museum, one of the oldest and most prestigious museums in Greece. The festival will also include its Satellite Programme, organised in several public and private places around the city of Athens. In addition to the exhibitions, it includes a series of events and initiatives, creating a platform of discovery, learning and interaction.
The Athens Photo Festival is a member of the European Month of Photography (short EMoP) – which is the European association of 8 European Capitals and their Festivals in the field of photography.
PhotoBook Show
Portfolio Reviews
School Visits
Guided Tours

Browse the Previous Year’s Programme

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

Portfolio Reviews

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.

ATHENS              BERLIN              BRATISLAVA              BUDAPEST               LJUBLJANA               LUXEMBOURG              PARIS               VIENNA