Athens Photo Festival 2011

Athens Photo Festival 2011
Athens Photo Festival 2011

Athens Photo Festival is the annual festival of contemporary photography in Greece and a premiere cultural event in Athens, organized by the Hellenic Centre for Photography. It is the oldest festival in Greece and one of the five oldest international festivals for photography in the world.

Athens Photo Festival 2011 is organized by the Hellenic Centre for Photography during the period of October-November 2011. The festival program covers a wide range of solo and group exhibitions with international and national artists as well as a number of other parallel events throughout the city.

This year's exhibition program is divided in two main sections.

The one, is presented at TECHNOPOLIS of Municipality of Athens (Piraeus 100, Gazi) forming this year's main program which functions as an international contemporary photography platform for the friends of photography and visual arts. The program of Athens Photo Festival 2011, culminates with the opening of the main exhibition program. Besides the exhibitions, the program consists of various events such as Athens Photo Inspiration 2011, Photography Nights, Portfolio reviews, Photography as Photography, masterclasses, bookshop, educational programs for children, volunteer's programs and special tours.

Technopolis is a complex of buildings that covers an area of approximately 30 acres, administered as a cultural venue by the Municipality of Athens. Technopolis constitutes a live industrial museum of incomparable architecture and one of the most interesting in Europe. It is located in the old Gas factory of Athens, known as "Gazi", next to Keramikos and close to the Acropolis.

The other one, sited IN THE CITY of Athens includes 25 projects presented in various galleries, cultural institutes and other art spaces.

The opening of the central exhibition program will take place on Wednesday 2 November at 20:00 in all areas of "Technopolis" Municipality of Athens (Piraeus 100 Gazi).

Duration: Wednesday, November 2nd - Tuesday November 15th 2011 "Technopolis" City of Athens (Piraeos 100, Gazi)

Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 17:00-22:00 hours, Saturday - Sunday 12:00-22:00 hours

 For more information, please visit the official site of Athens Photo Festival.