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.
A 144-page catalogue is published in connection with the Athens Photo Festival 2015 and can be purchased online for the special price of 6 € plus shipping charges. We deliver to all countries worldwide on a priority basis. More…
Get the most out of the Festival’s main exhibitions at the Benaki Museum with a free tour for your group. Our tours can be tailored to the needs of each group and should be booked by contacting us at least one week in advance.
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In addition to the main exhibitions at the Benaki Museum, if you haven’t already seen them, check out these satellite exhibitions as they continue into the days ahead. More…
Athens Photo Festival is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMoP), a network comprised of photography festivals in 8 European capitals that aims to foster collaboration on joint projects within a European context.
NIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPHY POSTPONED
The Night of Photography scheduled for the 6th of July, will be postponed due to the Greek referendum, 2015. The new date will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
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.
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).
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.
ATHENS BERLIN BRATISLAVA BUDAPEST LJUBLJANA LUXEMBOURG PARIS VIENNA