Athens Photo Festival 2020

Athens Photo Festival 2020 will take place from 17 September to 15 November at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138. The exhibition program will feature the work of 102 artists and photographers from 36 countries, with the aim to reflect the diversity of photography and visual culture today.


17 Sep
15 Nov


Benaki Museum

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.

The exhibitions 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 list of participating artists will be announced in August 2020.

Main Exhibitions

17 Sep – 15 Nov, 2020

Young Photographers

17 Sep – 15 Nov, 2020

Satellite Exhibitions

Oct – Nov, 2020

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.


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.

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.


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