Athens Photo Festival and the Benaki Museum on 25 May agreed new dates for the Festival, in 2020. Athens Photo Festival will be held from 16 September to 15 November 2020. Additionally, as a result of difficulties experienced by applicants
due to the coronavirus outbreak, the deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 June, 2020.
The Festival is accepting submissions from artists and photographers for its exhibition program. The selected works will be exhibited at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138, one of the most prestigious museums in Greece.
The Festival will feature the work of emerging and established artists from all over the world, with the aim to reflect the diversity of photography and visual culture today. Exploring diverse cultural, artistic, social and political perspectives, Athens Photo Festival is committed to offering a dynamic platform for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and engagement with photography in all its forms.
The call is open to all the image-based genres, ranging from fine art and conceptual to documentary and photojournalism, installations, interactive and multimedia works. This year's exhibition program will be composed of a diverse selection of over 80 image-based projects, selected through this international call for proposals.
Our COVID-19 Response
As we all continue to adjust our daily lives during the Covid-19 situation, the new dates give all involved in the organisation of the Festival sufficient time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the pandemic. Additionally, they will provide the maximum time to finish the submission and selection process, and to adapt our plan accordingly. Through all of this, the organising committee of the Athens Photo Festival will commit all its resources, and work closely with our partners to fully prepare for the delivery of a successful festival in autumn. At the same time, we are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take relevant measures in line with the advice of the authorities. Our top priority is the health and safety of our artists, visitors and staff. Until then, please stay connected, stay safe — and remember that we’re all in this together.