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.
This year’s theme, intends to explore the concept of “Fluid Identities” in the context of the constantly changing state of today’s world, both physical and metaphorical, and on all its reflections, on environments, people, societies and cultures, investigating their changing boundaries.
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, creating a platform for a wider audience. 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. As for events, 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 Main Programme of Athens Photo Festival 2013 opened 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
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: www.en.photofestival.gr