Athens Photo Festival 2016 Opens Its Doors Until July 31



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Athens Photo Festival 2016, the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe will is opening its doors from June 9 until July 31, 2016, at the Benaki Museum, presenting a wide spectrum of works of both emerging and established artists from all over the world.

The main program of the Athens Photo Festival 2016, titled [Mis/Dis]Placed, will be inaugurated at the Benaki Museum on Thursday June 9 at 8:30 pm. This year’s theme aims to investigate how collective consciousness and individual identity and position are shaped, in relation to the fast-changing global situation, intertwining both politics and poetics. In addition, [Mis/Dis]Placed is interested in raising questions about the prevailing notions of place and memory as fundamental elements of identity formation while reassessing the role that the means of visualizing can play within these concepts.

The festival is a gathering platform of 85 established and emerging artists from 39 countries. At the core of the festival is a range of events, including international portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and discussions, workshops and participatory projects. In addition to the main venue-based program, the festival encourages local community involvement through satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city.