Jun - Jul 2015
Atopos cvc was pleased to announce that the Occupy Atopos #Ren Hang exhibition had been under the auspices of the Athens Photo Festival (June-July 2015). At the same time, Vassilis Zidianakis had been invited by Manolis Moresopoulos , director of the Athens Photo Festival, to participate as a reviewer in the International Portfolio Reviews along with A. D. Coleman, Caroline Hunter, Christina Androulidaki, Costis Antoniadis, Enrico Bossa, Ericka Weidmann, Frank Wagner, Constanze Wicke, Gabriela Uhl, Jean-Luc Soret, Jim Casper, Kim Knoppers, Manik Katyal, Marion Hislen, Michaela Bosakova, Miha Colner, Peter Bas Mensink, Sophia Greiff, Manolis Moresopoulos, Stavros Petsopoulos and Thomas Licek.
Athens Photo Festival is the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe. It was founded in 1987, under the name International Month of Photography in Athens and is the longest-running festival of photography in Greece, and one of the five oldest of its kind in the world. Athens Photo Festival is a member of the European Month of Photography (EMoP), a network comprised of photography festivals in 8 European capitals – Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna – that aims to foster collaboration on joint projects within a European context.
The Athens Photo Festival’s Portfolio Reviews offered an opportunity for emerging artists and photographers to meet with international experts in the field of photography and receive advice on their work and career development. The reviewers award the “Best Portfolio” and the winner would have the chance to exhibit at the Athens Photo Festival 2016 edition.