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Join us for the Athens Photo Festival 2016

9 JUNE – 31 JULY, 2016 | BENAKI MUSEUM, ATHENS

Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe. Exploring critical issues relevant to our times, our programme works within an international, national and local context, encompassing a variety of exhibitions and activities designed to reflect the diversity of contemporary photography, and to create opportunities for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and international engagement.
The 2016 main exhibitions will take place from 9 June until 31 July 2016, at the Benaki Museum, presenting a wide spectrum of works of both emerging and established artists from all over the world. At the core of the festival is a range of events, including international portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and discussions, workshops, and participatory projects. In addition to the main venue-based programme, the festival encourages local community involvement through satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city.
Our curatorial team aims to develop a programme of exhibitions for 2016, creating a dialogue between different thematic ideas in relation to this year’s theme, under the title [mis/dis]placed. The exhibition programme will be developed further in relation to the works submitted through the open submission process.

MAIN EXHIBITIONS

The 2016 main exhibitions take place from 9 June until 31 July 2016, at the Benaki Museum, presenting a wide spectrum of works of both emerging and established artists from all over the world.

PHOTOBOOK EXHIBITION

In recognition of the increasing importance of the photo book within contemporary photographic practice, the Festival will present an exhibition dedicated to the form of book.

YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS

The Young Greek Photographers is a juried exhibition that aims to discover and showcase the best emerging Greek photographers, between the ages of 18-35.

SATELLITE EXHIBITIONS

In addition to the main venue-based programme, the festival encourages community involvement through satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city.

MAIN PROGRAMME ARTISTS

9 JUNE – 31 JULY, 2016 | BENAKI MUSEUM

UNSTABLE FIELDS // Maxim Dondyuk (UA), Nick Hannes (BE), Martin Kollar (SK), Dimitris Michalakis (GR), Pietro Paolini (IT), Emine Gozde Sevim (TK), Miriam Stanke (DE), Issa Touma (SY), Panos Tsagaris (GR) · Apostolos Zerdevas (GR) · REFUGEE ROUTES // Isabelle Arvers (FR), Miia Autio (FI), Andrea Gjestvang (NO), Samuel Gratacap (FR), Sam Ivin (UK), Sofie Amalie Klougart (DK), Dimitris Koilalous (GR), Giorgos Moutafis (GR), Myrto Papadopoulos (GR), Nikos Pilos (GR), Aida Silvestri (UK), Lia Sáile (DE/AT) · EXTREME ANTITHESIS // Andrea & Magda (FR), Philip Cheung (CA), Kostas Kapsianis (GR), Aleksey Kondratyev (US/KG), Laurent Kronental (FR), Julien Lombardi (FR), Marinos Tsagkarakis (GR) · METAPHORS // Roger Ballen (SA), Alvaro Deprit (ES), Alexander Mendelevich (IL), Charlie Simokaitis (US), Paul Thulin (US), Margot Wallard (FR), Marta Zgierska (PL) · LIFE TRACKS // Yoann Cimier (FR), Karolin Klüppel (DE), Alvaro Laiz (ES), Namsa Leuba (CH), Polixeni Papapetrou (AU), Klaus Pichler (AT), Laurence Rasti (CH), Danilla Tkachenko (RU), Sanne De Wilde (BE) · ZONES OF ERROR AND DECAY // Mathieu Asselin (FR), Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression (FR), Alejandro Chaskielberg (AR), Catherine Leutenegger (CH), Kai Loeffelbein (DE), Kazuma Obara (JP) · PLACES OF MEMORY // Artemis Alcalay, Fani Bitou, Io Chaviara, Petros Efstathiadis, Pavlos Fysakis, Stergios Karavatos, Viktor Koen, Nikos Markou, Fotis Milionis, Nikos Panayotopoulos, Avraam Pavlidis, Paris Petridis, Simos Saltiel, John Stathatos, Nikolas Ventourakis, Pasqua Vorgia (GR)

YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS 2016

9 JUNE – 31 JULY, 2016 | BENAKI MUSEUM

MAIN EVENTS

International Portfolio Reviews

13 & 14 June, 2016

The Athens Photo Festival’s international portfolio reviews offers an opportunity for serious amateurs and professional photographers to meet with internationally acclaimed experts, get constructive critique of their work and career advice as well as to enhance networking and collaboration opportunities.
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PhotoVoices

12 June, 2016

Considering the role of photography as a tool to stimulate cultural and
social awareness, under the motto “We Speak Photography”, Photo Voices is designed as a set of short and inspiring talks to share thought provoking images and words, allowing audience to explore the ideas and stories behind this year’s theme and beyond.

Athens Photo Marathon

To be announced

Under the motto “We Are All Photographers” over 800 contestants is expected to participate in a “photography marathon”. Starting from the centre of Athens, will be encouraged to express themselves, by recording through their own lens and within six hours, four given subjects inspired by the urban life and its experience.

Evening Projections

To be announced

This one night event brings together multiple perspectives on the use of images –both moving and still– in contemporary culture that explores the interaction between different media (photography, video, sound).

ATHENS          BERLIN          BRATISLAVA          BUDAPEST          LJUBLJANA          LUXEMBOURG          PARIS          VIENNA