At the core of the Athens Photo Festival is an open submission process which invites artists and photographers from all over the world to submit their work to be considered for the 2017 exhibition programme. All artists will be notified of their submission status by the end of April, 2017.
The main programme attempts to bring together a range of different perspectives from emerging and established artists and photographers from all over the world.
In recognition of the increasing importance of the photobook within contemporary photography, the Festival will present an exhibition dedicated to the form of book.
Young Greek Photographers
The Young Greek Photographers is an annual juried exhibition that aims to discover and showcase the best emerging Greek photographers up to the age of 35.
Looking Back at 2016
Back in 2016, the Festival reflected the diversity of contemporary photographic practice, presenting recent photo works by 156 established and emerging artists from 39 countries, 36 multimedia projects and a selection of 350 photobooks. Thanks in part to the eclectic mix of exhibitions from around the world, its overall range of events, and its diverse programme, as well as numerous public and networking events, we celebrated one of our most successful years up to date
Events & Initiatives
An opportunity for artists to meet with international experts to get feedback on their work as well as to create meaningful connections.
Under the motto “We Speak Photography”, Photo Voices is designed as a set of short talks to share thought provoking images and words.
Educational programmes offer intensive learning experiences for current and future generations of artists and photography enthusiasts.
This one night event brings together multiple perspectives on the use of images –both moving and still– in contemporary culture.
Photography as Performance
Experimenting with the ways through which performance and photography can cross boundaries and create interesting hybrids.
Lounges and Parties
Special parties, events and everything in between provide opportunities to meet and network with each other in a casual way.