Athens Photo Festival 2019 at Benaki Museum


The Athens Photo Festival, true to its long-standing commitment, will celebrate for one more year photography and contemporary visual culture in Greece.

The Athens Photo Festival 2019 is inaugurated on Thursday, June 13 at the Benaki Museum/Pireos 138. This year’s Festival comprises photographic artwork, videos and installations by 132 emerging and established artists from 30 countries, encouraging artistic, social and political dialogue, as well as experimentation with related media. The Festival’s exhibition program is spread at the two floors of the Benaki Museum, as well as in 10 more venues in Athens.

Α wide range of activities –screenings, educational programs, talks, performances, social networking projects and parallel events– is at the core of this year’s programming, composing a dynamic platform that shows up contemporary photography practice and integration with the cultural community at large.

International experts and photographers are invited from all around the world, rendering the Festival an opportunity for gathering and cooperation of cultural bodies and institutions from different countries, aiming to artistic synergies and exchange.

For the Athens Photo Festival 2019 detailed program, visit the Festival’s official website

Photo by Nikola Mihov

Participating artists:

MAIN EXHIBITION PROGRAM Terje Abusdal (NO), Liza Ambrossio (MX/ES/FR), Marwan Bassiouni (CH), Charles Henry Bédué (FR), Jacques Brun (CH), Bubi Canal (ES), Alejandra Carles – Tolra (ES), Valeria Cherchi (IT), Chow and Lin (MY/SG), Annick Donkers (BE), Alinka Echeverría (MX/UK), Anna Ehrenstein (DE/AL), John Paul Evans (UK), Vincent Ferrané (FR), Kostis Fokas (GR), Cristina Galán (ES), Weronika Gęsicka (PL), Marianna Ignataki (GR), Ina Jang (KR), Sophie Kahn (AU/US), Stelios Kallinikou (CY), Alexandros Katsis (GR), Charlotte Krieger (CH), Matjaz Krivic (SL), Manon Lanjouère (FR), Namsa Leuba (CH), Olivier Lovey (CH), Romain Mader (CH), Alix Marie (FR), Shinya Masuda (JP), Simon Menner (DE), Nikola Mihov (BG), Dimitris Mytas (GR), Sina Niemeyer (DE), Kim Nuijen (NL), Gloria Oyarzabal (ES), Sara Palmieri (IT), Myrto Papadopoulos (GR), Klaus Pichler (AT), Nina Roeder (DE), Alessia Rollo (IT), Chloe Rosser (UK), Marina Rosso / Fabrica (IT), Irina Rozovsky (US), Robert Schittko (DE), Fabian Schubert (DE), Daniel Szalai (HU), Edouard Taufenbach (FR), Danila Tkachenko (RU), Marinos Tsagkarakis (GR), Vassilis Noulas & Kostas Tzimoulis (GR), Ana Teresa Vicente (PT), Guanyu Xu (CN), Ksenia Yurkova (RU), Takis Zerdevas & Makis Faros, Gioula Hadjigeorgiou, Zoi Pyrini, Jasmin Rapti (GR)

YOUNG GREEK PHOTOGRAPHERS 2019 Eleni Arletou, Demosthenes Banavas, Yiorgos Christopoulos, Evangelos Daskalakis, Sofia Gaafar, Nikos Georgaras, Ilias Georgiadis, Antigoni Metaxaki, Vasilis Ntaopoulos, Vassilis Pantelidis, Areta Peristeri, Nikos Priporas, Penelope Thomaidi, Katerina Tsakiri

Photo by Cristina Galán
Ina Jang, Utopia Watermelon, 2016
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos
Artwork by Alix Marie
Photo by Weronika Gęsicka

Athens Photo Festival 2019
13 Jun - 28 Jul 2019
Opening 13 Jun 2019, 20:30

Benaki Museum
Pireos 138, 118 54 Athens
T +210 345 3111
Thu, Sun 10:00-18:00,
Fri, Sat 10:00-22:00
Entrance is free for the opening night

✍️ Text provided by the organisers

und. Athens supports the Athens Photo Festival 2019 with a media sponsorship.

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