Athens Photo Festival 2019

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

Submissions for the 2019 exhibition program are now closed. The exhibition program will be comprised of a wide variety of works from all the image-based genres, ranging from fine art and conceptual work, to documentary, photojournalism, imaginative storytelling and photo-based installations, interactive, multimedia works and more. The Festival is also accepting submissions for its Photobook Show and the Young Greek Photographers exhibition.

Submission is closed


Athens Photo Festival 2019 welcomes proposals from photographers, artists, collectives and curators for its Exhibition Program. 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.
Deadline extended: 8 May 2019

Photobook Show

In recognition of the increasing importance of the role of the photobook in contemporary visual culture, Athens Photo Festival will present once again an exhibition dedicated to the form of book and invites artists and publishers from all over the world to submit their books for consideration.
Entry Deadline: 8 May 2019

Young Greek Photographers

Young Greek Photographers is an annual juried exhibition that seeks to promote Greek talented artists, between the ages of 18-35, to be exhibited and introduced to a wide audience and network of photography professionals.

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.

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

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

Join Us for the Athens Photo Festival 2019!

Featuring artists from all over the world — Benaki Museum and other venues in Athens