One-on-one meetings with international experts
The Athens Photo Festival’s portfolio reviews offers an opportunity for serious amateurs and professional photographers to meet with internationally acclaimed experts, get constructive critique of their work and career advice as well as to enhance networking and collaboration opportunities.
We Speak Photography
Considering the role of photography as a tool to stimulate cultural and social awareness, under the motto “We Speak Photography”, Photo Voices bring together internationally acclaimed photo practitioners and critical thinkers, whose work and thought stands out for their subject matter, process and critical insight.
Photography as Performance
Performing the exhibition
Contemporary art encourages the interaction across conventional boundaries of expressive fields. Since 2009, Athens Photo Festival has been an excellent opportunity for experimenting with the ways through which an artistic medium between life and art (performance) and a major visual art (photography) can cross boundaries and create interesting hybrids.
An artistic development programme for emerging photographers
Talent Lab is a new artistic development program that provides 20 talented photographers with an unique intensive learning experience that seeks to further develop their creativity, careers, and voice. The program will be organised in close collaboration with various partner organisations and specialists from international photography community.
A one night photography and multimedia special event
This one night event brings together multiple perspectives on the use of images –both moving and still– in contemporary culture that explores the interaction between different media (photography, video, sound).
Athens Photo Marathon
We are all photographers
Over 1.200 contestants starting from the centre of Athens and using photography as a common language will be encouraged to participate in a “photography marathon”, to interact and to express themselves, by recording through their own lens and within six hours, four given subjects inspired by the urban life and its experience.
Workshop for Kids and Teens
Creative activities inspired by our exhibitions
Educational activities will be offered to individuals and groups of kids and teens. These learning experiences initiatives aim to actively involve over 100 school-aged children to discover and enjoy contemporary photography and image culture and participate in fun and playful learning experiences together.
Workshops for Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Integrating storytelling as a tool for healing
The workshops aim at giving refugees and asylum seekers currently residing in Athens the opportunity to tell their own story through photography. Working in partnerships with NGOs in Greece, will be designed and delivered two participatory photography and storytelling workshops for socially excluded groups.