Athens Photo World 2019 and its future editions will always be dedicated to the memory and work of our mentor and friend Yannis Behrakis.
The organising team, Thanassis Stavrakis, Yannis Kolesidis, Lefteris Pitarakis and Christina Kalligianni extend their sincere gratitude to all our partners and volunteers who worked with dedication and perseverance in order to bring to life all the exhibitions and events planned.
On board this project were:
Andreas Dracopoulos, President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, along with Stelios Vassilakis, Panos Papoulias, Spyros Alexopoulos and Mily Paschali from the SNF with their constant and valuable support from the beginning of this endeavour.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center CEO Nikos Manolopoulos along with Elpidoforos Pappas, Gabriella Triantafyllis, Maria Pavlidis, Sylvia Liouliou, Nicholas Yatromanolakis, Elli Gardiki, Athena Balopoulou, Christos Sigalas and all the SNFCC staff and interns.
Filippos Tsiboglou, Director of the National Library of Greece for hosting the «Eyewitness» and World Press Photo 2019 exhibition in its premises.
Giorgos Broulias, Mayor of the City of Athens and counselor Fiona Andrikopoulou who helped the realization of APW’s events at the city center.
Erifylli Maroniti and Foivos Sakalis from Athens Culture Net who constantly helped for the realization of the exhibitions and events of APW.
Nikos Meggrelis and Katerina Agorastou who helped us with the exhibition at the railings of the National Garden.
Anna Gagka at Technopolis City of Athens.
Dimitris Koutsompolis at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Anna Bousdoukou and her friendship and collaboration with APW.
Elisavet Saridou Behrakis, Alkis Konstantinidis and Karolina Tagaris who offered their valuable help and work for the «Eyewitness» exhibition.
Dimitris Kalavros Gousiou from TEDx Athens for Yannis Behrakis’ speech from TEDx Athens 2013 presented at the “Eyewitness” exhibition.
Enric Marti, Wong Maye-Ε and Natalie Castaneda from Associated Press for the selection of the photographs of the “Daily Life Around the World” exhibition.
Our guests Sophie Boshouwers, Louisa Gouliamaki, Anita Huyn, Petros Karadjas, Heidi Levine, Santiago Lyon, James Nachtwey, Nikos Pilos, Konstantinos Pittas, Finbarr O‘Reilly, Rickey Rogers, Buddy Squires and Kerstin Park Labella, Spyros Staveris, Goran Tomasevic and Dusan Vranic.
Aristotelis Sarrikostas, Penelope Petsini, Nikandre Koukoulioti and Irini Vourloumis who offered their precious expertise and help with the first Athens Photo World Awards.
The photographers who participated in our exhibitions: Alexandros Avramidis, Socrates Baltagiannis, Aggelos Barai, Angelos Christofilopoulos Petros Giannakouris, Loukas Hapsis, Michalis Karagiannis, Yorgos Karahalis, Alexandros Katsis, Alkis Konstantinidis, Maro Kouri, John Liakos, Thanassis Liapis, Dimitris Michalakis, Stelios Missinas, Giorgos Moutafis, Kostis Ntantamis, Anna Pantelia, Symela Pantzartzi, Myrto Papadopoulos, Orestis Seferoglou, Menelaos Sykovelis, Konstantinos Tsakalidis and Achilleas Zavallis. Dora Lavazou, iFocus Gallery and the students of Anavryta High School, 3rd General Professional Highschool of Glyfada, 39th General Professional Highschool of Athens, 1st Highschool of Neo Psychiko, 1st Professional Highschool of Ymittos and 1st General Professional Highschool of Ymittos for their photographic work
Chara Zouma, Kristine Fine and Zuma Communications Press Office
Nicholas Mastoras – video / clips
Michalis Varaklas and Idyli Tsakiri / photographic and journalistic support
Vassilis Bekrodimitris / technical assistance and support for the exhibitions and events slideshows
Yannis Zairis, Vangelis Dafnomilis, Grigoris Birbas and Just in Time / web design
Elena Mattheu / graphic design of all applications
Evita Lykou / translations and «Yannis» documentary subtitles
Vaggelis Tatsis / “Eyewitness” exhibition design and handling
Stratos Aktidis, Vicky Lemoni and PhotoLab Athens / prints
Konstantinos Bezerianos / “Eyewitness” exhibition signs and posters
Antigoni Thanou and Fotis Tsolakos / social media management
Antonis Stamoulis, Nafsika Alaga and ViewMaster films
Spyros Stergiou and Sovereign Events
Giorgos Sekaras / Engineer
Alexandros Spyridonos / Legal counselor
Zissimos Zorlas / Accounting
Margarita Veniou and G-touch Catering
Sarantos Xanthouleas and LogOn Promotion
Special thanks to Menelaos Meletzis and PHOTOnet magazine along with all our media sponsors:
COSMOTE, ERT2, ΕRΑ SPOR, KOSMOS 93.6, First Program, ΜΕΝΤΑ, ATHENS VOICE RADIO, ANA-EPA, ATHENS VOICE, KATHIMERINI, AthensVoice.gr, CNN, CULTURENOW, VICE, DEBOP, PHOTOLOGIO, PTTL, iFOCUS, PHOTOCONTEST
Finally,Athens Photo World 2019 wishes to thank President Harris Pressas and Professor Nikos Apostolopoulos from the Faculty of Photography and Audiovisual Arts at the University of West Attica for their collaboration and support as well as the large team of volunteers who worked with us:
Elena Lola, Vaso Mandilara and Melenia Kalantzi, Ismini Alivizatou, Panagiotis Bitsios, Dimitris Bounias, Anastasia Fragkia, Konstantina Gavera, Thomas Gazelis, Aggeliki Didymopoulou, Vassilis Kapetaneas, Elisavet Karakli, Daphe Koulouri, Mara Kourkouta, Harris Mastrogeorgakis, Myrto Panagopoulou, Aris Papaioannidis, Iosif Partsakoulakis, anna Primou, Nefeli Printezi, Ioanna Rotta, Marina Soutzidelli, Sofia Soupioni, Danieza Taka, Rezi Tzelili, Athina Toumpi, Giorgos Tountas, Artemis Velona and Alexandrianni Vlachogianni