The Hellenic Centre for Photography (HCP) is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1986 on the initiative of Stavros Moresopoulos.
HCP is committed to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography, through a diverse range of programmes and initiatives. HCP is continually evolving with the times and looks forward to expanding its network and enhancing opportunities for interaction and engagement with local and international communities.
In 1987, established the International Month of Photography in Athens, the first photography biennial in Greece. In 1997, the Festival turned into an annual event held every fall. In 2008, changed its name to Athens Photo Festival (APhF) in order to reflect upon the expanding program which now embraced a wide spectrum of events that are completely in tune with today′s social and aesthetics needs.
Today, HCP is considered as the most important and active non-governmental and non-profit organization in the field of photography in Greece. It continues to focus on photography, but always maintains an open institutional framework that does not exclude other related disciplines.