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Thessaloniki Photo Festival

A conjunction of photography forces,

under the lead of photography groups

"Photoporoi", "KLIKers", "F"



In cooperation with:

• THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL

• THESSALONIKI MUSEUM OF CINEMA

• PHOTOMETRIA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

• TOUMBA CULTURAL CENTER

• 4th MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF TOUMBA, MUNICIPALITY OF THESSALONIKI

• CHALKOS GALLERY

• TOSS GALLERY

• IANOS ART GALLERY

• KOUNIO IMAGE SPACE




4th festival - November 2017


The 4th Thessaloniki Photo Festival (November 2017) was based on the dynamic cooperation of three photography groups in Thessaloniki, “ Photoporoi ”, “KLIKers”, “F”, and the production of 5 thematic group exhibitions. Then, with the collaboration of Photometria International Photography Festival, 9 individual works from “Parallel Voices” were added. Finally, three contemporary Greek photographers were selected to present a solo exhibition for their first time in Greece. In addition to the exhibitions, a speech event on "Photography Festivals" was incorporated, taking place at Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, as well as portfolio reviews at Kounio Image Space.

Organized by: “Photoporoi”, “ΚLΙΚers”, “F”
Supervision: Tassos Schizas


SCHEDULE


“DREAMS”, group exhibition

Opening: Wednesday, November 1, 18:00

Duration: November 1 – 30

Thessaloniki Museum of Photography: Warehouse Α', Pier A', Port of Thessaloniki, tel. 2310508398

Opening hours: Mo. Tu. Wed. 09:00-15:00, Th. 09:00-19:00, Fr. 09:00-20:00

Extended opening hours: November 2 – 12, Mo. - Su. 09.00-19.00

The group exhibition entitled “Dreams” includes 64 photos of 11 photographers, presenting their work on the subject through a portfolio of 3 to 10 photos. The objective was to explore the dreamlike expression, perspective or concern that an image might contain.

Participants:
Yiorgos Chistinides
Jennie Dokou
Elpida Gemenetzi
Yannis Kaktsis
Agapi Kosmidou
Apostolis Koukis
Dimitris Koumantzias
Anastasia Michailoglou
Eleni Pesiridou
Martha Theodoridou
Natasa Zisopoulou


“FACES”, group exhibition

Opening: Wednesday, November 1, 21:00

Duration: November 1 – 19

Chalkos Gallery: 21 Ioustinianou st., tel. 231025 0956

Opening hours: Mo. – Fr. : 18:30-21:00, Sat. : 11:00-15:00

The group exhibition entitled “FACES” includes 95 photos of 17 photographers, showcasing their work on the subject through a portfolio of 3 to 10 photos. It represents a quest for one of the most popular photographic themes, portraiture, and its potential.

Participants:
Katerina Chatziavramoglou
Joan Chatziioannou
Tassos Chios
Yiannis Chrisostomou
Yiorgos Chistinides
Louloudia Gredi
Dina Kiriakou
Dimitra Komnari
Kiriakos Laftsidis
Alexia Lechonidou
Chryssa Proussali
Maria Samolada
Ilias Seferidis
Nopi Sotiriadou
Panagiotis Tsoutsas
Ioannis Tzemos
Dimitris Vardakastanis


“INSIGNIFICANT THEME”, group exhibition

Opening: Thursday, November 2, 18:00

Duration: November 2 – 30

Kounio Image Space: 24 Komninon st., tel. 2310271003

Opening hours: Mo. 09:00-17:00, Tu. 09:00-16:00, Wed. 09:00-17:00, Th. 09:00-18:00, Fr. 09:00-16:00, Sat. 09:00-11:00, Sun. closed

The group exhibition entitled “Insignificant Theme” includes 71 photos of 16 photographers, demonstrating their work through a portfolio of 3 to 6 photos. This exhibition was the result of an exercise, following a presentation that dealt with the differentiation between a “beautiful theme” and a “beautiful photograph”. The aim was to discover indifferent, insignificant themes that we often overlook and to use them in an effort to create a portfolio.

Participants:
Yiannis Chrisostomou
Jennie Dokou
Yannis Kaktsis
Katerina Klonaridou
Dimitra Komnari
Panagiotis Lalidis
Anastasia Michailoglou
Eleni Mitraki
Dimitris Nenadis
Chryssa Proussali
Tassos Schizas
Dimitra Siopi
Nopi Sotiriadou
Martha Theodoridou
Giorgos Vlachos
Natasa Zisopoulou



“CODICI” Efthimis Delis

“FOREST WHISPERS” Despoina Klonari

“ON THE TRACES OF ILLUSION” Mary Veloudou

Opening: Thursday, November 2, 21:00

Duration: November 2 – 12

Toss Gallery: 1 Vilara & Sigrou st. (at cocktail bar La Doze), tel. 2310532986

Opening hours: Mo. – Sun. 20:00-02:00

Three contemporary Greek photographers, were selected to present a solo exhibition for the first time in Greece.

 


SPEECH EVENT

Friday, November 3, 19:00

At Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

Speakers:

- Hercules Papaioannou, Director at Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

- Panagiots Papoutsis, President of Photometria International Photography Festival

- Tassos Schizas, Director of Photoeidolo

Museum of Photography:

Warehouse Α', Port of Thessaloniki, 3 Navarchou Votsi st., tel. 2310566716


PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Saturday, November 4, 11:00-14:00

Portfolio reviews will be held by Hercules Papaioannou, Panagiotis Papoutsis and Tassos Schizas, who will each meet with 10 photographers willing to present their work and to get advice and suggestions.

Kounio Image Space: 24 Komninon st., tel. 2310271003


“OUTER”, group exhibition

Opening: Sunday, November 5, 18:00

Duration: November 5 – 30

Toumba Cultural Center: 57 Kleanthous st., tel. 2313318541

Opening hours: Mo. – Fr. 08:00-18:00, Sat. – Sun. closed

The group exhibition entitled “Outer” includes 78 photos of 14 photographers, expressing their view on the subject through a portfolio of 4 to 9 photos. The objective was to explore the concept of the "Outer" through personal expression, perspective or concerns, but also to follow up on a previous thematic / exhibition entitled "Inner", which was held in the past.

Participants:
Dimosthenis Agkos
Tassos Chios
Haris Grigoriou
Giannis Kaktsis
Agapi Kosmidou
Dimitris Koumantzias
Anastasia Michailoglou
Chryssa Proussali
Korina Psaltou
Ilias Seferidis
Nopi Sotiriadou
Martha Theodoridou
Stelios Vandiras
Dimitris Vardakastanis


PARALLEL VOICES:

“AMVRAKIKOS” Polydefkis Asonitis

“MALPLENA TEMPO” Konstantinos Gdontakis

“SERBIA: A BALKAN STORY” Vasilis Zaverdas

“FRENETIC CITY” Zhou HanShun

“THE SHADOW OF THINGS” Antigone Kourakou

“IN THEIR MINDS” Savvas Kois

“REHAB” Frederic Luczak

“A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS” Stavros Stamatiou

“FRAGMENTS” Nickolas Chryssos

Opening: Sunday, November 5, 18:00

Duration: November 5 – 30

Toumba Cultural Center: 57 Kleanthous st., tel. 2313318541

Opening hours: Mo. – Fr. 08:00-18:00, Sat. – Sun. closed

Hosting of 9 solo exhibitions from “Parallel voices” of the Photometria International Photography Festival.
"Parallel Voices" is an open call that Photometria International Photography Festival addresses every year, enabling photographers, professionals and amateurs, to showcase their work and register for participation in the upcoming festival. The 9 portfolios that were selected were part of Photometria 2017 exhibitions.


“NOSTALGIA”, group exhibition

Opening: Monday, November 13, 19:00

Duration: November 13 – December 3

Ianos Art Gallery: 7 Aristotelous st., tel. 2310277004

Opening hours: Mo. – Fr. 09:00-21:00, Sat. 09:00-20:00, Sun. closed

The group exhibition entitled “Nostalgia” includes 68 photos of 12 photographers, presenting their view on the subject through a portfolio of 3 to 9 photographs. The objective of this exhibition was to emphasize on the nostalgic aspects of photography.

Participants:
Argiris Altinoglou
Nikolaos Apostolidis
Despoina Apostolidou
Giorgos Barbatsoulis
Christina Kesesidou
Eleni Mitraki
Dimitris Nenadis
Christos Orlis
Korina Psaltou
Tassos Schizas
Dimitra Siopi
Dimitris Tousis

 


In cooperation with

THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL

THESSALONIKI MUSEUM OF CINEMA

PHOTOMETRIA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

TOUMBA CULTURAL CENTER

4th MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF TOUMBA, MUNICIPALITY OF THESSALONIKI

CHALKOS GALLERY

TOSS GALLERY

IANOS ART GALLERY

KOUNIO IMAGE SPACE


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