Athens Photo Festival
International Festival of Contemporary Photography & Related Media
Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe. Exploring issues relevant to our times, our programmes work internationally, nationally and locally, encompassing a variety of activities that aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and society through photography and related media. The 2015 theme, under the title “Reframe Memory”, explores the relationship between past and present, both experimental and mainstream, bringing together a wide range of international artistic positions. Athens Photo Festival is curated by Manolis Moresopoulos, organised by the Hellenic Centre for Photography.
The main exhibitions will take place from 3 June through 26 July 2015, at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe), featuring emerging and established artists from all over the world.
At the core of the programme is a range of events, including portfolio reviews, talks series, screenings, workshops, performances and participatory projects.
In addition to the main venue based programme, the festival encourages community involvement through the satellite exhibitions across the city of Athens.
International Portfolio Reviews
Athens, 8 – 9 June 2015
The call for entries to participate in the portfolio reviews is now open. The Athens Photo Festival’s Portfolio Reviews offer an opportunity for emerging artists and photographers to meet with international experts in the field of photography and receive advice on their work and career development. The reviewers will award the “Best Portfolio” and the winner will have the chance to exhibit at the Athens Photo Festival 2016 edition. Please check the reviewers list, and submit your work online.
A. D. Coleman, Photography Critic and Author, USA
Caroline Hunter, Photo Editor at The Guardian – Weekend Magazine, UK
Christina Androulidaki, Director, CAN Gallery, Athens, Greece
Costis Antoniadis, Curator/Director, Ariadne Photo Gallery, Greece
Enrico Bossan, Creative Director at Fabrica, Director of Colors Magazine, Italy
Ericka Weidmann, Editor-in-Chief, L’Oeil de la Photographie, France
Frank Wagner, Curator of European Month of Photography Berlin, Germany
Constanze Wicke, Independent Curator, Germany
Gabriela Uhl, Curator, Fotohonap – Hungarian Month of Photography, Hungary
Jean-Luc Soret, Curator at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, France
Jim Casper, Editor/Publisher, Lens Culture, France
Kim Knoppers, Curator at FOAM (Photography Museum Amsterdam), Netherlands
Manik Katyal, Photo Editor and Editor-in-Chief, Emaho Magazine, India
Marion Hislen, Director/Curator of Festival Circulation(s), France
Michaela Bosakova, Curator at Central European House of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia
Miha Colner, Curator, Photonic Moments in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Peter Bas Mensink, Publisher & Director of GUP Magazine, Netherlands
Sophia Greiff, Curator, FotoDoks-Festival, Germany
Manolis Moresopoulos, Director/Curator of Athens Photo Festival, Greece
Stavros Petsopoulos, Publisher, Agra Editions, Greece
Thomas Licek, Managing Director, Eyes On – Month of Photography Vienna, Austria
Vassilis Zidianakis, Artistic Director at Atopos Cultural Organization, Greece
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