Open Call: Athens Photo World 2021 Digital Projections
Athens Photo World (APW) returns on May 21-30 with a series of exhibitions and activities that bring contemporary photojournalism to the public. APW, with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) as its lead donor, is, this year, also investing in the idea of open digital projections at central points in Athens.
The theme of the digital projections of 2021 will focus on the daily life of the planet as it unfolds during these challenging times that we are going through, and will aim to highlight the power of humanity and the optimistic side of life. The diverse activities of peoples around the world, the different customs and traditions and the multifaceted approaches to life in the 21st century, as highlighted through modern photo reporting, will be at the heart of this year’s Digital Projections program of APW.
At the same time, given that the 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo and the European Football Championship are both taking place this year, we encourage entries with themes related to sports, which even now remain an important chapter of modern reality, either through on-field competition or as a simple form of entertainment and socialisation. From large stadiums to the makeshift fields of the world’s neighbourhoods, images can convey the joy and the camaraderie that sports elicit at all ages.
A total of twenty (20) portfolios will be selected, of 12 to 20 photos each, which will constitute a complete photographic story. Those interested are invited to submit their portfolio along with an explanatory text and a short CV to email@example.com until Sunday, March 14 at 23:59. The selection of the 20 entries that will be included in the digital projections of Athens Photo World 2021 will be announced on Sunday, April 18.
The venues where the digital screenings of APW 2021 will take place will be finalised according to the prevailing conditions at the time. All the health protocols for the protection of the public and artists from the Covid-19 pandemic will be strictly complied with.
What is Athens Photo World?
Athens Photo World aims to showcase the work of photojournalists and their contribution to shaping the image of our world and documenting moments of history in the making, in times of political and social upheaval and reclassification.
At the same time, an intended purpose is to showcase Athens as the meeting point of photographers at a time of rapid transmission of images, news and developments.