Athens Photo World 2020
In the past few months, humanity is being tested by an unprecedented situation due to the spread of COVID-19 around the globe. Our thoughts are with the medical and nursing staff in our country and all over the world as well as with all those out there offering their services to the rest of us who need to stay at home.
At the same time, our thoughts are with our fellow photojournalists and media professionals covering this new reality to keep citizens constantly updated.
With the public health as our priority, the team of Athens Photo World (APW),with the support of our Lead Donor, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), is cancelling this year’s Festival, which was scheduled for 22-31 May, 2020.
We are confident and optimistic that we will all emerge stronger from this unprecedented crisis, with reinforced human relationships and values that unite us, and that we will meet again in May 2021, for the APW exhibitions at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), outdoorexhibitions in downtown Athens, talks and screenings in bustling parts of our city, and much more.
Our two big 2020 contests are still running.
The contest for the 2020 “Yannis Behrakis” International Photojournalism Award
and the contest for the 2020 Athens Photo World Award https://www.apw.gr/en/athens-photo-world-award-2020/
Entry submissions for both contests are extended until Sunday, July 19 2020. The winners will be announced at the end of August.
The contests are already running digitally. The submission and evaluation processes as well as the announcement of the results are also conducted digitally and safely.
APW remains committed to promoting and supporting photojournalists worldwide, particularly now.
Our Sunday appointment on APW’s social media with the presentation of the work of Greek and foreign photographers will continue.
The great feedback we receive from you is encouraging us to further build our online activities.
APW would like to thank its Donor, the sponsors, supporters, guests and all partners for their support in these difficult international conditions.
From the bottom of our hearts, we extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to those afflicted, and urge those who are healthy to stay calm and cautious. #stayathome.
The photojournalists will be out there, taking all the necessary protective measures, to keep us updated.
What is Athens Photo World?
Athens Photo World 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.