Opening: 1 November 2013
Festival: 2-20 November 2013
Athens Photo Festival (former International Month of Photography in Athens), is the annual festival of photography in Greece and a premier cultural event in Athens, established in 1987 by the Hellenic Centre for Photography. It is the first and longest-running international festival of photography and related media in Greece, and one of the five oldest of its kind in the world.
The Athens Photo Festival with over than 25 years of active and creative presence, expands continuously its range of activities and its role in a changing society, through a variety of projects and initiatives that enable people to experience and enjoy photography. Our programs bring together a European vision of art and cross-cultural exchange with a commitment to community involvement and the enrichment of Greece cultural resources.
Athens Photo Festival 2013 will take place in a significant number of venues across the city of Athens during the months of October and November and includes a variety of solo and group international and national exhibitions as well as screenings, special events, educational programs and other parallel events. The main program of exhibitions and events takes place, for third consecutive year, at “Technopolis” of Municipality of Athens, creating a platform for a wider audience.
The festival’s success, to a great degree, is the result of collaboration and support of many fellow public and private organizations and individuals from Greece, Europe and beyond. The growing international recognition and critical acclaim of the Athens Photo Festival allows the Festival to attract outstanding projects and attendees from all over Europe.
THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
MAIN PROGRAMME [FLUID IDENTITIES]
Under the general title “Fluid identities”, a series of international and national exhibitions from established and emerging international, in all areas of contemporary photography practice and forms, ranging from art and documentary photography to photographic installations, film and video.
The Main Programme of Athens Photo Festival 2013 opens on Friday 1 November and takes place at “Technopolis” of City of Athens (100 Pireos str, Gazi), and at the Municipal Gallery of the City of Athens (Leonidou & Myllerou, Metaksourgio).
Main Programme exhibitions:
- City Edges – Group Exhibiton
- Lucas Foglia (US) – A Natural Order
- Jonathan Torgovnik (US) – Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape
- Andrea Star Reese (US) – From the series: Urban Cave
- Andrea Gjestvang (NO) – One Day in History
- Jacob Aue Sobol (DK) – Close to you
- Adam Panczuk (PL) – Karczeby
- Charles Fréger (FR) – Wilder Mann
- Jason Florio (GB) – SILAFANDO – a gift to you on behalf of my journey
- Augustin Rebetez (CH)
- Sascha Weidner (DE) – Do not alight here
- Tamas Dezso (HU) – Notes for an epilogue
- Salvi Danés (ES) – Black Ice, Moscow.
- Christopher Churchill (US) – American Faith
- Hebe Robinson (NO) – Echoes
- Reiner Riedler (AT) – Fake holidays
- Cédric Delsaux (FR) – Here to stay
- Nikolas Ventourakis (GR) – Leaving Utopia
- Enri Canaj (AL) – Shadows in Greece
- Michal Chelbin (IL) – Sailboats and Swans
- Maciek Nabrdalik (PL) – Transphere
- Michele Palazzi (IT) – Black Golden Hotel
- Young Greek Photographers 2013
- Athens Photo Inspiration 2012 – Group Exhibiton
For further details about all Main Programme exhibitions please visit
PARALLEL PROGRAMME [SATELLITE]
Exhibition spaces and galleries across the city present selected exhibitions of artists’ works, not necessarily related to the theme of the Festival, during the months of October and November.
Satellite Programme exhibitions:
- Greek Seas: A photographic journey in time – International Group Exhibition
- The in-Tension – International Group Exhibition
- Petros Koublis (GR) – Ephemera
- Pentti Sammallahti (FI)
- Baudouin Colignon (FR) – Ubiquity
- Haruna Kawanishi (JP) – Making Map
- Angelos Gavrias (DE/GR) – Plato’s Cave
- Eni Koukoula (GR) – Vietnam. Travel Notes
- Konstantina Koumpouli (GR) – Cardes Postales. The hidden site of Mediterranean
- Vovousa, Unique but not Alone – Group Exhibiton
- Elisavet Kalpaxi (GR) – Current landscapes
- Nina Pappa (GR) – 2013
For further details about all Satellite Programme exhibitions please visit
YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS 2013
The “Young Greek Photographers” exhibition since 1987, has been showcasing the work of promising upcoming Greek photographers, between the ages of 18 – 35, who may well emerge as some of the finest of their generation in Greece.
The festival features an expanded series of projects and initiatives, including the international forum Photo Voices, portfolio reviews, photography marathon, screenings, performances, guided tours and other parallel events. The events program aims to offer a unique and enriched experience for regional, national and international public, creating a platform of discovery, learning and interaction.