open call for artists

open call for artists

open call for artists

open call for artists

open call for artists

get exhibited • get published • get connected

get exhibited • get published • get connected

get exhibited • get published • get connected

get exhibited • get published • get connected

get exhibited • get published • get connected

Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography and visual culture in Southeastern Europe. Constantly reinventing itself, Athens Photo Festival, furthers its long-standing commitment to encouraging diversity, inclusion, creativity and critical thinking, with the aim to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional festival of photography. Through its expanded programming, Athens Photo Festival is committed to offering a dynamic platform for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and engagement with photography in all its forms.

Open Call for Entries

Final day to submit your work

Athens Photo Festival 2022 is accepting submissions from emerging and established artists and photographers from around the world for its exhibition program. The selected works will be exhibited at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138, one of the most prestigious museums in Greece. The exhibition program will be comprised of a wide variety of works from all the image-based genres, ranging from fine art and conceptual to documentary and photojournalism, photo-based installations, performance, interactive and multimedia works.

Athens Photo Festival 2022 welcomes proposals from photographers, artists, collectives and curators. The Festival aims to feature a diverse selection of over 100 photo-based projects from around the world, selected through this international open call for entries.

Events & Initiatives

At the core of the Athens Photo Festival, in addition to exhibitions, is an engaging and multi-layered program of onsite and online events and the year-round activities, including education and public programs, talent development initiatives, social practice, and community outreach.

Portfolio Reviews

An opportunity for artists to meet with international experts to get feedback on their work as well as to create meaningful connections.

Labs

Educational programs offer intensive learning experiences for current and future generations of artists and photography enthusiasts.

Performances

Experimenting with the ways through which performance and photography can cross boundaries and create interesting hybrids.

Artist Talks

Under the motto “We Speak Photography”, the Artist Talks program is designed as a set of short talks to share thought provoking images and words.

Screening Night

This one night event brings together multiple perspectives on the use of images –both moving and still– in contemporary culture.

Athens Photo Marathon

Over 1.500 contestants will participate in a “photography marathon”, to visually interpret four given topics inspired by urban life and its experience.

More than 35 years after its founding, Athens Photo Festival is constantly evolving and adapting not only because photography doesn’t stay still but also because we strive to explore new ideas, new forms, new voices and new visions. While we’re proud of our history, we’re loyal to our future and not our past. The extent of our impact and doing more with less, is how we will make our mark in a post-pandemic world.

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Reimaging the Festival
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