FESTIVAL IN LOCKDOWN
The exhibitions of the Athens Photo Festival came to an end a few weeks earlier than expected, as part of the new measures, announced by the Greek Government, to control the spread of coronavirus. The current Covid-19 situation has affected our operations in many ways, however, despite lockdowns and mandates to work remotely, we are happy that the main exhibitions still took place this year physically at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138. The Festival team is proud of the success of the Athens Photo Festival, but we could not have achieved this without the artists, who inspire and motivate us to bring this organisation into life. For all this and more, we say thank you. We're grateful to you, our APhF community, for rising to the challenge in these unprecedented times.
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138
Athens Photo Festival 2020 is on view at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138, featuring the work of 108 artists and photographers from 26 countries. We are committed to providing a safe place to visit, and hope you will join us in exploring the diversity of photography and visual culture, and issues of our time.
Exploring diverse cultural, artistic, social and political positions, the Festival welcomes a wide variety of works from all the image-based genres, ranging from fine art and conceptual to documentary and photojournalism, photo-based installations, interactive content and multimedia works. 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.
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.
An opportunity for artists to meet with international experts to get feedback on their work as well as to create meaningful connections.
Educational programs offer intensive learning experiences for current and future generations of artists and photography enthusiasts.
Experimenting with the ways through which performance and photography can cross boundaries and create interesting hybrids.
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.
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.
Support the Festival
Now more than ever we need your help. Your donation will go a long way to supporting the Festival through these challenging times.