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ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2015

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PRESS RELEASE

ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2015 

MAIN PROGRAMME | UNTIL 26 JULY 2015 | BENAKI MUSEUM

The Athens Photo Festival 2015, entitled Reframe Memory and curated by Manolis Moresopoulos, is open to the public until Friday July 31st, 2015 at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe). The main programme reflects the diversity of contemporary photographic practice, presenting recent works by 76 established and emerging artists from 37 countries, 12 multimedia projects and a wide selection of photobooks, spread across 5 exhibition halls.

In response to the theme of Reframe Memory, the Festival focuses on the complex interconnections between memory, time and identity, exploring and exposing the dialectical relationship between past and present. Using facts and insights from history and the current and changing socio-political context in Europe and globally, as a starting point, the act of reframing generates new perspectives that enable new combinations of imagery and meanings of the past that help us navigate the present.

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In addition to the main venue-based exhibitions, the festival encourages community involvement through a range of events, including portfolio reviews, screenings, workshops, talks (the so-called ‘Photo Voices’), participatory projects as well as satellite exhibitions across the city of Athens.

For the latest updates on Athens Photo Festival 2015, visit photofestival.gr.


Benaki Museum
– Pireos St. Annexe
Pireos 138 & Andronikou, 118 54 Athens

Visiting hours: Thursday & Sunday 10:00-18:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00-22:00

 

About Athens Photo Festival

Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe and one of the five oldest of its kind in the world, established in 1987 by the Hellenic Centre for Photography. Ever since its creation, the festival has remained faithful to its founding purpose, raising audiences awareness of photography and acting as a catalyst for lens-based practice within Greece and a showcase for contemporary trends, new talent from all over the world and the very best of Greek photography.

The festival continues to evolve with the times and looks forward to creating opportunities for participation, exchanging of ideas, learning and creative partnerships. Since 2014, Athens Photo Festival is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMoP), a network comprised of photography festivals in 8 European capitals – Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna – that aims to foster collaboration on joint projects within a European context.

Featured artists & exhibitions

Adi Nes (IL), Andreas Olesen (DK), Christian Patterson (US), Cristina de Middel (ES), Daesung Lee (KR), Danila Tkachenko (RU), David Favrod (CH), Dima Gavrysh (US), Gidon Levin (IL), Harry Griffin & Eva O’Leary (US), Helge Skodvin (NO), Huang Qingjun (CN), Jiehao Su (CN), Katrin Koenning (DE), Ksenia Yurkova (RU), Lizzie Calligas (GR), Mark Wilson (UK), Martina Cleary (IE), Michal Solarski & Tomasz Liboska (PL), Naomi Harris (US), Niina Vatanen & Hertta Kiiski (FI), Pericles Alkidis (GR), Peter Puklus (HU), Rahul Tarukder (BD), Simon Menner (DE), Simona Ghizzoni (IT), Stephanie Roland (BE), Viktor Koen (GR/US), Yiannis Theodoropoulos (GR)

Group exhibitions

Memory lab – Photography Challenges History

David Birkin (UK), Petros Efstathiadis (GR), Attila Floszmann (HU), Marko Lipus (AT), Andreas Mühe (DE), Henning Rogge (DE), Aura Rosenberg (US), Vee Speers (AU)

Curated by Manolis Moresopoulos (GR)

Recorded Memories – Europe. South East

Hassan Abdelghani (HR), Ana Adamovic (RS), Jelena Blagović (HR), Pavel Braila (MD), Michele Bressan (RO), Marianna Christofides (CY/DE), Iosif Kiraly (RO), Panos Kokkinias (GR), Milomir Kovacevic (BA/FR), Nikola Mihov (BG/FR), Erhan Muratoglu (TR), Nikola Radić (RS), Stefan-Constantin Sava (RO), Stefana Savic (RS), Sasho Stanojkovikj (MK), Predrag Terzic (RS), Andreas Tsonidis (GR), Peter Tzanev (BG), Zaneta Vangeli (MK), Sandra Vitaljic (HR), Vangelis Vlahos (GR), Fani Zguro (AL/DE), kavecS_Vana Kostayola & Kostis Stafylakis (CH/GR)

Curated by Constanze Wicke (DE), Co-curated for Athens: Xenia Kalpaktzoglou (GR)

After Life

Laia Abril (ES), Andrea Botto (IT), Justin Maxon (USA)
Curated by Mauro Bedoni (IT)

The Photobook Exhibition
Celebrating the growth of the photobook within photographic practice

A selection of 370 photobooks from all over the world produced by independent publishers, well-established publishing houses and self published.

Young Greek Photographers 2015

Marilia Fotopoulou, Emily Gaki, Athanasios Karatzas, Konstantinos Kartelias, Antonis Lekkos, Georgia Maragkopoulou, Iliana Meintani, Elena Nassati, Katerina Petroutsou, Aimilia Vrotsou, Daimon Xanthopoulos, Anisa Xhomaqi

Curated by Manolis Moresopoulos

Partners

The Athens Photo Festival 2015 is supported by the Embassies of the United States, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Israel, Norway, Spain and Switzerland, as well as the Goethe-Institut Athen, the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens and the Norwegian Institute at Athens.

 

 

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