Athens Photo Festival 2018

After 30th anniversary festivities last year, the festival now enters its fourth decade with the aim to challenge the boundaries and experience of a traditional festival of photography. Exploring critical issues relevant to our times, the festival functions as a dynamic platform where the social impact of the ever-changing visual culture can be raised and discussed. Athens Photo Festival 2018 brings together over 120 emerging and established international artists from 32 countries with the aim to reflect the diversity of contemporary photography, and to create opportunities for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and international engagement. The 2018 main exhibitions take place from 6 June to 29 July 2018, at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138. At the core of the festival is a range of events, including portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and discussions, workshops, and various community and participatory projects. In addition to the main venue-based programme, the festival encourages community involvement through satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city.


6 June – 29 July, 2018
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138

The 2018 main exhibitions will take place during June and July at the Benaki Museum. The exhibition program will be comprised of a curated selection of over 100 artists and photographers worldwide, selected through an international open call for submissions.


6 June – 29 July, 2018
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138

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, featuring a selection of 300 new photobooks from all over the world,


6 June – 29 July, 2018
Benaki Museum / Pireos 138

The Young Greek Photographers is an annual platform that seeks to promote Greek talented artists, between the ages of 18-35, to be exhibited and introduced to a wide audience and network of photography professionals.

Events & Initiatives

Portfolio Reviews
An opportunity for artists to meet with international experts to get feedback on their work as well as to create meaningful connections […]

Photo Voices
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
Over 1.000 contestants will participate in a “photography marathon”, by recording through their own lens, four given subjects inspired by the urban life and its experience.

Join Us for the Athens Photo Festival 2018!

Featuring artists from all over the world