About the Festival
The International Month of Photography which from 2008 has transformed into the Athens Photo Festival has completed a productive life cycle of twenty two years, full of memories of successful activities that helped provide a place for Greek photography on the international stage. With fourteen such festivals under its belt, it has already presented more than 450 solo and group exhibitions of Greek and overseas photographers and has run more than 220 parallel events, which include two major international photography conferences, lectures, showings, photography seminars, workshops and the first portfolio reviews organised in Greece; resulting in major exports for Greek photographic output – for the first time in history – to important international events overseas (Mois de Photo à Paris, Primavera Fotografica, Houston FotoFest, Nice Audiovisuel, Israeli Biennale and so forth). The first festivals held under the banner of International Month of Photography highlighted the missions, ferment and change of direction that began to develop during that period in Greece; which would form the bases for expression of the new perception of and approach to photography that dominates to this day. The great success of these events has often created a stir that has caused major publications to include stories and photo essays on Greek photography in the international press and magazines. All this indicates the value of this institution and its significance as a part of cultural events.