In recognition of the increasing importance of the photo book in contemporary photographic practice, the Athens Photo Festival will present an exhibition dedicated to the form of book and invites artists and publishers from all over the world to submit their books for consideration.
The selected books will be displayed during the Athens Photo Festival 2018 at the Benaki Museum in Athens. In addition, to provide access to the photobook archive via the Internet, the selected books will be featured online on the Festival’s and PhotoBookAthens.com websites.
Our aim is to promote and showcase a wide variety of photobooks. We are interested in photobooks independently or commercially published, including handmade, self-published, book dummies, exhibition catalogues, zines and limited edition photography books, etc. Books that feature the work by various photographers/artists are also eligible for submission.
All entries must be postmarked by 31 March, 2018
There is no fee for submitting your book.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND RULES
You can submit your book as an artist, photographer, self-publisher or publisher. We ask to see a physical copy of the book as the production and execution of the publication are aspects that will be taken into consideration for the selection process. In addition, please feel free to provide relevant information along with the book if you like. All book submissions must be shipped prepaid.
Please fill the online entry form and post your book to the following address:
Hellenic Centre for Photography
Stratigou Kontouli 3
117 42 Athens, Greece
You may submit more than one book, however each entry must be submitted with its own completed submission form.
If you would like your book to be returned to you, you will be required to cover the full return postage. Because of the number of books we receive, we can not be made responsible for any shipping costs. Requests should be sent no later than two months after the end of the festival, to [email protected] Payment can be made using Paypal. Please note, that any charges for shipping incurred by the Festival will be invoiced back to the sender with an additional € 5 handling fee.
Books will be entered into the Hellenic Centre for Photography library for future shows and as a resource for research. The library catalogue will be soon available online at www.PhotoBookAthens.com thanks to the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at contact[at]hcp.gr.
WHY SHOULD YOU SUBMIT TO THE ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2018?
With a history of over 30 years, Athens Photo Festival, maintained and enhanced its standings as the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe, and reinforced its commitment to improve Athens reputation for being a premier photo destination for interstate and international visitors.
The mission of the Athens Photo Festival is to provide a platform for artists and photographers to make new connections and reach the widest possible audience for their work. Last year’s international open call attracted submissions from all over the world, with more than 90% of the submissions coming from outside of Greece. The final selection included 102 artists from 31 countries.
Athens Photo Festival is one of the most visited photography events in Europe. The evolution of the audience over the past editions proved a success, attracting over 60.000 visitors. The main programme will take place from 5 June to 29 July 2018, at the Benaki Museum, one of the oldest and most prestigious museums in Greece. Athens as an emblematic place of the fast-changing global situation, provides a significant artistic and intellectual context where questions about the complexities of today’s world can be raised and discussed.
Over the past few years, the Festival has expanded steadily, with more international guests from more different countries attending each year. Among the guests are directors, artists, curators, and art professionals from all over the world. In addition, the festival’s website has become (according to Alexa Traffic Rank) the third most visited site from all the photography festival’s websites in the world.
Athens Photo Festival is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMoP), a network comprised of photography festivals in 8 European capitals that aims to foster collaboration on joint projects within a European context.