Athens Photo Festival 2018

The Athens Photo Festival’s main exhibition programme will be on view until 29 July at the Benaki Museum (Pireos st. Annexe). The exhibitions reflect the diversity of contemporary photography, featuring recent works by 80 emerging and established artists from 32 countries, and a wide selection of photobooks.

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. The main exhibition programme, which covers over 2.000 square meters, is divided into sections, striving to create a dialogue between different thematic ideas, woven into one whole. 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.


Venue: Benaki Museum / Pireos 138
Duration: Until 29 July 2018
Opening hours: Thursday & Sunday 10:00-18:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00-22:00
Ticket (for all exhibitions): € 7, € 4 (reduced)


[CONSTRUCTING WORLDS] Petros Efstathiadis (GR), Nikolas Ventourakis (GR), Gidon Levin (IL), Emmanuel Tussore (FR), Boris Loder (DE), Michel Lamoller (DE), Daniel Everett (US), Margarita Yoko Νikitaki (GR)

[RANDOM ACCESS IMAGES] Alessandro Calabrese (IT), Paolo Cirio (IT), Marvin Leuvrey (FR), Reinis Lismanis (LV), Kristina Ollek (DE), Observatory (Yorgos Karailias, Yannis Karpouzis, Yorgos Prinos, Pavlos Fysakis) GR

[PERSONAL NOTEBOOKS] Amy Elkins (US), Miki Hasegawa (JP), Justin Maxon (US), Nina Berman (US), Tomaso Clavarino (IT), Erik Gustafsson (SE), Marco Marzocchi (IT), Diego Moreno (MX)

[THE EXOTIC OTHER] Sanne De Wilde (BE), Tommaso Protti (IT), Ole Witt (DE), Miguel Hahn & Jan-Christoph Hartung (DE), Leonard Suryajaya (ID), Srikhao (TH), Basile Mookherjee (FR), Cyril Porchet (CH), Misha Vallejo (EC)

[POST-SOVIET VISIONS] Viacheslav Poliakov (UA), Alexey Shlyk (BY), Igor Samolet (RU), Kirill Golovchenko (UA), David Denil (BE), Andrew Miksys (US/LT)

[SHELTERING THE SELF] Charlotte Mano (FR), Marie-Pierre Cravedi (FR), Mari Masouridou (GR), Yurian Quintanas (ES), Yorgos Yatromanolakis (GR), Anni Hanen (FI), Christiane Peschek (AT)

[EMBEDDED IN NATURE] Nina Roeder (DE), Jessica Wolfelsperger (CH), Stelios Kallinikou (CY), Vanja Bucan (SI), Synchrodogs (UA), Jaakko Kahilaniemi (FI), Xiaoyi Chen (CN)

[IMMERSED IN THE PAST] Yukari Chikura (JP), Miyoung Kim (KR), Jonny Briggs (GB), Cherine Fahd (AU), Paulina Otylie Surys (PL), Alexei Siozov (GR), Viktor Koen (GR/US)




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.

Participating artists: Michael Almiroudis, Klavdia Balampanidou, Eva Besleme, Catherine Chatzidimitriou, Ioustini Drakoulakou, Konstantinos Gdontakis, Maria Lumibao Hernandez, Natasa Kantemiri, Dimitris Kechris, Ilias Liatsopoulos, Ilias Lois, Giannis Manolis, Alexandra Riba, Ioanna Sakellaraki, Spiros Soueref




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.