The PhotoBookAthens is a growing collection and an ongoing project by HCP that promotes and showcase photobooks and books about photography.
Celebrating the photobook
Browse our Archive
To provide access to our photobook archive via the Internet, thanks to the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, we have recently catalogued and digitised over 600 publications donated by those who participated in the past two editions of the Athens Photo Festival. We will keep adding to it the full catalogue of the submitted photobooks and new arrivals.
In recognition of the increasing importance of the photo book in contemporary photographic practices, the PhotoBookAthens brings a collection of publications around photography, from an exhibition at the Benaki Museum to online features.
Our aim is to promote and showcase a wide variety of photobooks. We are interested in photobooks independently or commercially published and distributed. This include handmade, self-published, book dummies, exhibition catalogues, print-on-demand books, zines and limited edition photography books, etc.
At the core of the PhotoBookAthens is an open and ongoing submission process. The PhotoBookAthens’ collection is developed and managed by the Hellenic Centre for Photography.
Opening: Wed 7 June, 2017
Once again, a wide selection of books will be displayed during the Athens Photo Festival 2017 at the Benaki Museum in Athens (Pireos St. Annexe).
Duration: 14 June – 30 July, 2017
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun 11:00-21:00, Thu 11:00-23:00
For information on our annual exhibition our please visit http://www.photofestival.gr/photobook
A curated short selection of the exhibited books will be available to travel at various book events.
Our library (the physical location) has over 4.000 publications from all over the world. Among them it contains over 1.200 publications contributed by those who submitted in the past two editions of the Athens Photo Festival.
Hellenic Centre for Photography
Stratigou Kontouli 3, 117 42 Athens, Greece
Submit your book
Athens Photo Festival is currently accepting submissions for the 2017 photobook exhibition. The selected books will be displayed during the Athens Photo Festival 2017 at the Benaki Museum in Athens from 7 June to 30 July 2017, as well as featured online.Submit Now