Hellenic Centre for Photography

The Hellenic Centre for Photography (HCP) is a non-profit organisation 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.

New Courses & Workshops

Our new programme of workshops held in Greek, scheduled throughout the autumn term, offers the chance to develop a skill, create a portfolio or simply try something new and to develop a deep understanding of contemporary photography. HCP offers participants the opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with our team of of experienced instructors, who have a passion for sharing their knowledge. Join us!


Starting date: 26 September 2016

Instructors: Costas Goudis, Natassa Kotsambassi, Natassa Markidou

Starting date: 12 November 2016

Instructor: Costis Antoniadis

Starting date: 1 November 2016

Instructors: Maria Chalkou, Thanasis Moutsopoulos, Nikos Panayotopoulos, Penelope Petsini

Dates: 4, 5, 6 November 2016

Instructor: Stergis Karavatos

Starting date: 3 November 2016

Instructor: Stergios Karavatos

Athens Photo Festival 2017

Athens Photo Festival, organised by the Hellenic Centre for Photography, is the leading international festival of photography in Southeastern Europe. Exploring critical issues relevant to our times, our programme works within an international, national and local context, encompassing a variety of activities designed to reflect the diversity of contemporary photographic practice, and to create opportunities for exchange of dialogue, artistic expression and international engagement.

The 2017 main programme will be comprised of a series of solo and group exhibitions, presenting a wide spectrum of works selected through an international open call for proposals in combination with invited artists. At the core of the festival is a range of events, including portfolio reviews, screenings, talks and discussions, workshops, and various participatory projects and ephemeral projects. In addition to the main venue-based programme, the festival encourages community involvement through satellite exhibitions in various locations in the city.



Submissions will open on 7 November 2016

The Festival invites proposals from established or emerging artists, curators, galleries and organisations worldwide, in all areas of contemporary photography. The selected projects will be exhibited in the Αthens Photo Festival 2017.


Submissions will open on 7 November 2016

Recognizing power of visual story telling that contains digital visual and audio components (slideshow, or moving imagery), the Festival accepts proposals from around the world, to be part of the main programme of the Αthens Photo Festival 2017.

PhotoBook Show

Submissions will open on 7 November 2016

In recognition of the increasing contribution of the photo book to the creation and distribution of visual narratives, the Festival is pleased to introduce a specific section dedicated to the form of book, including exhibitions, displays and talks.

Young Greek Photographers

Submissions will open on 7 November 2016

Since 1987, the annual Young Greek Photographers exhibition helps Greek talented photographers, between the ages of 18-35, to be exhibited and introduced to a wide audience and network of photography enthusiasts and professionals.