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.
International Call for Entries
Athens Photo Festival 2019 is accepting submissions from emerging and established artists and photographers from around the world for its 2019 exhibition program. The selected works will be exhibited from 6 June to 29 July 2019, at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe), 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. The Festival also welcomes submissions for its Photobook Show. To be eligible for inclusion in Festival programming, proposals must be submitted before 26 March, 2019.
Deadline: 26 March 2019
The Festival welcomes proposals from photographers, artists, collectives and curators for its Exhibition Program. Athens Photo Festival 2019 aims to feature a diverse selection of over 100 projects from around the world, selected through this international open call for entries.
Deadline: 26 March 2019
In recognition of the increasing importance of the photobook within contemporary photographic practice, the Festival will present an exhibition dedicated to the form of book and invites artists and publishers worldwide to submit their self-published books for consideration.
Events & Initiatives
At the core of the Athens Photo Festival, in addition to exhibitions, is an engaging and multi-layered program of events and the year-round activities, including education and public programs, talent development initiatives, social practice, and community outreach.
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 programs 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.
Athens Photo Marathon
Over 1.000 contestants will participate in a “photography marathon”, by recording through their own lens, four given subjects inspired by the urban life and its experience.