At a time when restrictions prevail and our everyday reality is in a state of constant flux on a global scale, images have emerged - more than ever before in contemporary history - as the only true means for information and communication. Press photographers around the world are among the few professionals who, despite unprecedented conditions and risks, continued without fail to pursue their work, to expose the various aspects of a new and unexpected reality.
Yannis Behrakis and Athens Photo World Awards Presentation Ceremony
Once again this year, APW ran two contests for cash prizes, established in 2019 to honor the legacy of Yannis Behrakis. The Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award (#YBIPA) and the Athens Photo World Award (#APWA) will be presented in a special event at the Dome of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. During the event, Elisavet Saridou Behraki will present last year's Yannis Behrakis Award to the winner, Fabio Bucciarelli, who will, in turn announce the winner of this year's contest. Moreover, Thanasis Stavrakis, Art Director of Athens Photo world, and Dimitris Michalakis, winner of PWA2020, will present the Athens Photo World Award to this year's winner.
Presentation / Coordination: Christina Kalligianni, APW
Photo credits: Paolo Pellegrin
Tuesday 01/06, 20:00 - 22:00
The opportunity to attend the event, in compliance with all necessary measures of safety in accordance with the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, will be given to a limited number of viewers, through advance booking online, while the public will have the option of watching the concerts online on this page, on SNFCC's page on Facebook @SNFCC and its YouTube channel.
Free admission by online pre-registration.
Pre-registration starts on Monday 24/05 at 10.00.
The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.
The majority of SNFCC events are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
The event will be held in Greek and a simultaneous interpretation will take place in English.
Translation receivers will be available for English-speaking participants, offered for free at the location.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Cultural Center (SNFCC)
Tuesday June 1st 2021