Athens Photo Festival 2012

The annual and nearly two-month long “Athens Photo Festival” has now entered its main phase in full force. The opening of the main exhibition venue, at Technopolis-Gazi, hosting 22 different photographic exhibitions till November 4, took place last Friday.

Technopolis - Gazi, from the exit of Kerameikos Metro Station
I’ve always found it ironic that the Photo Festival is hosted at Technopolis, which welcomes you with a totally, photographically-unfriendly sign by the entrance ("No photography without license allowed" or something of that short) but it was coverd during the Photo Festival this year! Another 13 photography exhibitions are taking place in various galleries throughout the city, till mid-December. These form the so-called "satellite programme". The festival’s organizers have spared me the trouble and have put together themselves a handy map with all locations for your easy reference. You may find it here.

Opening hours and ticket prices for Technopolis [Kerameikos Metro Station] are:
Mon-Fri: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Sat-Sun: 12:00-10:00pm. Admission : 5 Euros
For all other participating galleries check out opening hours at the festival's official website.

On the final day of the main exhibition, Sunday, November 4, the annual “Athens Photo Inspiration” photographic marathon will take place. This is the 5th year in a row for the -open to everyone- photo marathon which has its own, separate website at www.photoinspiration.gr The deadline for registration is Friday, 2 November, although there will be a small window of opportunity for a few lucky people to register on the spot, on Sunday at 11:00am at Technopolis. Just to be clear, you do not need to be Greek to register, nor is there a fee, so you may want to try your luck if you'll be in Athens and have a day to spare at that time. I'll have more from the Technopolis photo exhibitions in a few days (Update: see here).

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