Athens Photo Festival 2019 will be inaugurated on Thursday 13 June (8.30 pm) at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138. The main exhibitions reflect the diversity of contemporary photography, featuring recent works by 100 emerging and established artists from 32 countries, 10 multimedia projects and a wide selection of photobooks.
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.
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, imaginative storytelling and photo-based installations, interactive, multimedia works and more.
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.
Young Greek Photographers
Young Greek Photographers is an annual juried exhibition that seeks to promote Greek talented artists, 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.
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
2.000 contestants will participate in a “photography marathon”, to visually interpret four given topics inspired by urban life and its experience.