Yannis Behrakis” International Photojournalism Award 2020 and the Athens Photo World Award 2020 winners’ announcement event
Athens Photo World (APW), the organisation that seeks to showcase modern photojournalism and its protagonists in Greece and their contribution in shaping the image of our world in times of political and social unrest and realignments, has postponed this year’s event which was scheduled for May 22 – May 31
In the wake of the health crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic which has plagued the world since the beginning of 2020, APW 2020, with its series of exhibitions, digital screenings, discussions and events focusing on modern photojournalism, has been rescheduled for May 2021.
However, honoring the wishes of Yannis Behrakis to establish an international award for photojournalism as well as the vision of its contributors for a highly prestigious festival, APW kept running its two major competitions that had already been established since the first event, extending their duration until mid-July 2020.
Participation in both contests was digital to ensure the safety of participants and judges.
In both competitions, the “Yannis Behrakis” International Photo Journalism Award 2020 and the Athens Photo World Award 2020, the high quality photos of the hundreds of photojournalists who participated exceeded the expectations of the organisers.
The two juries, consisting of Elisavet Saridou Behrakis, Alice Grabiner, Enric Marti and Ahmad Mahood for the International Award “Yannis Behrakis”, and Louisa Gouliamaki, Yannis Kontos and Pavlos Fysakis for the APW Award, have already selected the two big winners for the prizes of 15,000€ and 5,000€ respectively.
The photographers, who were distinguished as finalists in the two competitions, are (in alphabetical order): Fabio Bucciarelli, Nariman Ayman El-Mofty and Chery Dieu Nalio for the International Award “Yannis Behrakis” and Dimitris Michalakis, Antonis Pasvantis and Byron Smith for the Athens Photo World Award.
There will be a screening of the photographic works of all six photographers during the event.
The announcement of this year’s winners will take place at a special event at the “Dome” of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) on Saturday, September 26 at 19:00.
The event, along with the contributors of the Athens Photo World, will be attended by the Chair of the Jury of the “Yannis Behrakis” International Award, Elisavet Saridou Behrakis and Yiannis Antonopoulos, the winner of the 2019 APW award.
Attendance and participation in the event will take place in accordance with the health protection rules that will apply to events and gatherings at the time, and will be announced to the public in a timely manner, both by the Athens Photo World and the SNFCC.
The event will be broadcast live (live streaming) through the website (www.snfcc.org) and the social media of the SNFCC and APW in Greek and English.
Athens Photo World remains committed to promoting and supporting photojournalists worldwide, especially in times that test humanity as a whole.
APW would like to thank its donor, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN) and its valuable partner, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), its sponsors, supporters, participants in its activities, photographers and all of its guests and associates since its inaugural event in 2019, for their continued support during this difficult global situation.
From the heart, we extend our best wishes for the speedy recovery of those already afflicted.
Stay safe and calm.
Photojournalists are always out there with all the necessary protection measures to keep us informed.
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.