Athens Photo Festival 2016 is now closed!
Thank you to our artists, programme participants, partners, volunteers and visitors for making it a success!
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 take place 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. Our curatorial team aims to create a dialogue between different thematic ideas in relation to this year’s theme, under the title [mis/dis]placed.
The 2016 main exhibitions take place 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.
In recognition of the increasing importance of the photo book within contemporary photographic practice, the Festival presents 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.
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
UNTIL 31 JULY, 2016 | BENAKI MUSEUM
Artistic Director: Manolis Moresopoulos
Maxim Dondyuk (UA), Nick Hannes (BE), Martin Kollar (SK), Dimitris Michalakis (GR), Pietro Paolini (IT), Emine Gozde Sevim (TK), Issa Touma (SY) / Paradox (NL), Panos Tsagaris (GR), Apostolos Zerdevas (GR)
Leila Alaoui (FR/MO), Isabelle Arvers (FR), Miia Autio (FI), Andrea Gjestvang (NO), Samuel Gratacap (FR), Sam Ivin (UK) / Fabrica (IT), Sofie Amalie Klougart (DK), Dimitris Koilalous (GR), Giorgos Moutafis (GR), Myrto Papadopoulos (GR), Nikos Pilos (GR) / Paradox (NL), Aida Silvestri (UK), Lia Sáile (DE/AT)
[EXTREME ANTITHESIS // Curated by Natassa Markidou]
Andrea & Magda (FR), Philip Cheung (CA), Kostas Kapsianis (GR), Aleksey Kondratyev (US/KG), Laurent Kronental (FR), Julien Lombardi (FR), Marinos Tsagkarakis (GR)
[LIFE TRACKS // Curated by Demosthenes Agrafiotis]
Yoann Cimier (FR), Karolin Klüppel (DE), Alvaro Laiz (ES), Namsa Leuba (CH), Polixeni Papapetrou (AU), Klaus Pichler (AT), Laurence Rasti (CH), Miriam Stanke (DE), Danilla Tkachenko (RU), Sanne De Wilde (BE)
[ZONES OF ERROR AND DECAY // Curated by Thanasis Moutsopoulos]
Mathieu Asselin (FR), Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression (FR), Alejandro Chaskielberg (AR), Catherine Leutenegger (CH), Kai Loeffelbein (DE), Kazuma Obara (JP)
[SITES OF MEMORY // Curated by Penelope Petsini]
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
UNTIL 31 JULY, 2016 | BENAKI MUSEUM
Maria Antoniadou, Thalia Galanopoulou, Elena Kollatou and Leonidas Toumpanos, Yannis Karpouzis, Chloe Kritharas-Devienne, Mari Masouridou, Maria Mavropoulou, Thodoris Papadakis, Yannis Papanikos, Dimitris Sakalakis, Orestis Seferoglou, Alexei Siozov, Artemis Skeva, Pavlos Stamatiadis, Katerina Tsakiris, Yannis Zindrilis
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.
[LEARN MORE & REGISTER]
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
25 September, 2016
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.
25 September, 2016
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 Photo Festival 2016
A 184-page catalogue is published in connection with the Athens Photo Festival 2016 and can be purchased online for the special price of 6 € plus shipping charges. We deliver to all countries worldwide on a priority basis.
Young Greek Photographers 2016
A 80-page catalogue is published in connection with the Young Greek Photographers 2016 exhibition and can be purchased online for the special price of 3 € plus shipping charges. We deliver to all countries worldwide on a priority basis.
Sites of Memory
A 96-page catalogue was published by the Hellenic Centre for Photography in connection with the Sites of Memory exhibition and can be purchased online for the special price of 6 € plus shipping charges. We deliver to all countries worldwide on a priority basis.