The Athens Photo World, a cultural event centred on photojournalism and its protagonists, is presented for the very first time during 7-16 June 2019 by Thanassis Stavrakis and his partners, courtesy of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Locals and visitors of Athens will come “face to face” with the global reality of the planet through the gaze and the work of experienced and recognised photographers. Furthermore, the first Athens Photo World honours with its exhibitions and events photojournalist Yannis Behrakis, focusing on his longstanding, rich and award-winning work and his significant contribution to both Greek and international photojournalism.
The event aims to showcase the work of photojournalists and their contribution to shaping the image of our world and documenting moments of history in the making, in times of political and social upheaval and reclassification. At the same time, an intended purpose is to showcase Athens as the meeting point of photographers at a time of rapid transmission of images, news and developments.
The arrow head of Athens Photo World will be the annual honouree, a prestigious photojournalist, whose work will be presented to the SNFCC with parallel events, discussions with selected guests and direct interaction with the public.
At the same time, the World Press Photo Exhibition for 2019 will be presented at the SNFCC. The Greek capital for the next three years will be the first stop of the world’s most important photo exhibition. Meanwhile, in key areas of the centre of Athens will be exhibited a series of selected photos of the Associated Press agency as well as the photos of important and acclaimed Greek photographers .
Check here the program in details.