Recorded Memories

Europe. Southeast.

Memory Lab

Photography Challenges History

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Benaki Museum | Last Days: July 30 & 31

Athens Photo Festival

International Festival of Contemporary Photography & Related Media

The Athens Photo Festival 2015, entitled Reframe Memory, is on view at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe) through Friday July 31, 2015. The exhibitions reflect the diversity of contemporary photographic practice, presenting recent works by 76 established and emerging artists from 37 countries, 12 multimedia projects and a wide selection of photobooks, spread across 5 exhibition halls.

Reframe Memory

76 Artists from 37 Countries

In response to the theme of Reframe Memory, the Festival focuses on the complex interconnections between memory, time and identity, exploring and exposing the dialectical relationship between past and present. Using facts and insights from history and the current and changing socio-political context in Europe and globally, as a starting point, the act of reframing generates new perspectives that enable new combinations of imagery and meanings of the past that help us navigate the present.

Memory Lab

Photography Challenges History

The European Month of Photography introduces Memory Lab: Photography Challenges History, a joint exhibition that addresses the theme of photographic memory, recalling the painful events and aftermaths of the major conflicts that marked Europe in twentieth century. How contemporary photography provides a version of the past in a dialectical relationship with the present, featuring images of ruins on the landscape, political tensions, implicit violence, power, ideology and vanity. Athens Photo Festival is a member of the European Month of Photography, a network comprised of photography festivals located in eight European capitals (Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris, Vienna).

Recorded Memories

Europe. South East.

The exhibition Recorded Memories – Europe. Southeast invites to a journey – in pictures – through eleven countries in Southeastern Europe. The view of the region’s shared past, restricted as it is by national attitudes, finds itself confronted by the points of view of the others in each case, prompting a reassessment of the present. The result is a remarkable collection of works (photographs, videos and installations), which confronts the viewer with different attitudes, approaches and evaluations.

The PhotoBook Exhibition

Celebrating the growth of the photobook within photographic practice

In recognition of the increasing importance of the photobook within contemporary photographic practice, Athens Photo Festival is introducing a new specific exhibition dedicated to the form of book. The Festival is pleased to present a selection of over 370 new photobooks from all over the world, providing an opportunity for the audience to explore the diversity of contemporary photographic books.

Young Greek Photographers 2015

Annual platform for emerging artists

The Young Greek Photographers is an annual juried exhibition, initiated in 1987, focused on discovering and promoting Greek emerging artists to present their work to a wide audience and network of photography professionals. Every year the Hellenic Centre for Photography announces an open call that is exclusively dedicated towards the photographic work of young artists under 35 years old. This year’s edition the call received over 800 submissions from young artists from Greece and abroad, from which 13 were selected as 2015 Young Greek Photographers.

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