Open Call – Photometria Awards 2024 – for 16th consecutive year!

The established Photometria Awards photography competition is here for the 16th consecutive year!

Judge for the second time is Martin Parr! Follow the link for more information!
Contest: Photometria Awards 2024 judged by Martin Parr
Theme: Constructed Realities
Entry Fee: Free of charge
Duration: 1.4 – 31.5.2024 (11:59 μμ)
We look forward to your participation!

 

In a world where perceptions are increasingly mediated and reality itself can seem elusive, we invite photographers to explore the multifaceted nature of constructed realities through their lens.

Photography has always held the power to capture and shape narratives, but in today’s digital age, the lines between reality and fabrication blur more than ever. From carefully curated social media feeds to AI-generated imagery, our understanding of what is real is constantly challenged.

Consider how directed photography can manipulate perceptions, presenting a carefully constructed version of reality. Venture into dreamworlds where reality bends and twists, offering glimpses into alternate dimensions of existence. Reflect on the influence of media propaganda, where images are weaponized to sway opinions and distort truths.

“Constructed Realities” invite photographers to push the boundaries of creativity and imagination, to provoke thought and inspire dialogue. Whether through conceptual compositions or documentary-style narratives, we encourage artists to challenge perceptions and question the constructs that shape our understanding of reality.

Join us in exploring the intricate tapestry of constructed realities, where truth and fiction converge, and where every image holds the potential to reveal, distort, or reimagine the world around us. Let your creativity roam freely as you navigate the realms of perception and illusion.

Open Call – Portfolio Contest, Parallel Voices 2024

Photometria International Photography Festival wishing to continue the promotion of modern photographic creation, announces a portfolio contest from November 1st to December 31st 2023.

Participants are asked for one (1) portfolio of fifteen (15) photographs, of which eight (8) will be selected. Through them, the photographer will deal with a topic of his preference, an idea or even the narration of a story. 

The best nine (9) portfolios that will be selected will be the material of the exhibition entitled “Parallel Voices”, for 2024.


 

The selection of the portfolios will be based on the following characteristics:

 

A. The relevance of the pictures to the topic.

B. The coherence of the pictures as a united whole.

C. The artistic and aesthetic quality of the photos.

 

Jury team

 

Panagiotis Papoutsis, Founder – Photometria Festival

Achilleas Tziakos , Founder – Photometria Festival

Panagiotis Pappas, Artistic Director – Photometria Festival


 

Instructions

 

The cost for every participant is 15 euros (15 €). To find out how you are going to pay, please press: SUBMISSION

 

Each photographer has to send his pictures at a digital form via WeTransfer at portfolio@photometria.gr. Also, in the same WeTransfer the following data should be sent in PDF:

 


 

Results

 

The results will be announced on February 1, 2024, at the website of the festival (www.photometria.gr), at social networks, whereas the winners will be informed also via email.

The best nine (9) portfolios that will be selected will be the material of the exhibition entitled “Parallel Voices”, for 2024.


 

Terms of Participation

 

1. Your participation is going to be valid only if you have sent the portfolio and paid the cost of your participation.

2. In case the photographs depict individuals without their knowledge or their approve, the responsibility lies exclusively on the photographer at whom the work belongs to and not on Photometria International Photography Festival.

3. The large side of the pictures sent must be 1500 pixels wide and 300 ppi in resolution.

4. Of those who will be excelled from the contest, it will be requested in time, to send their pictures at full resolution to be printed for the following exhibition.

5. The final day which pictures will be accepted is December 31 of 2023.

6. The results will be announced at the website of the festival (www.photometria.gr), at social networks, whereas the winners will be informed also via email.

7. The excelled portfolios will be the material of the exhibition entitled ‘’Parallel Voices”, which will take place at place specified by the festival. Photometria International Photography Festival reserves the right to use the excelled pictures for the promotion of these exhibitions, as also at future promotional acts of the festival, with reference to the creator of the work. The printed portfolios will be reserved at the archive of the festival which holds the right to manage them and re-exhibit them.

8. By participating in the competition, you accept being informed via e-mail about the actions of the Photometria Festival.

 

The submission of your portfolio entails the acceptance of the above terms of the festival from each individual competitor.

 

We are waiting for your participation!

Results announcement – Photometria Awards 2023 “Emerging Roots”

Here are the results of Photometria Awards 2023 “Emerging Roots” competition, judged by Martin Parr:

 

Catwithacamera, “Resilience”

Niloofar Balami [IR], “Sitting alone”

Alena Grom [UA], “Herbarium”

Artem Humilevskyi [UA], “Marriage ceremony”

Filip Machač [CZ], “Untitled”

Martina Martorelli [IT], “Sixty days”

Sergey Poteryaev [RU], “Staraya Utka”

Antonio Aragon Renuncio [ES], “Emerging Roots”

Stefano Scagliarini [IT], “Dancing with my roots”

Evgeniya Strygina, “Stay afloat”

Nella Stücker [CH], “I went missing”

Martina Alice Tolotti [IT], “Unglory”

Evgeniya Tsoy [RU], “The grandmother’s cup”

Dimitris Asproloupos [GR], “Her voguing moment”

Polidefkis Asonitis [GR], “Karagiozis”

Sakis Dazanis [GR], “Sunday stroll”

Konstantinos Zilos [GR], “Untitled”

Mikael Kouragios [GR], “The roots of tradition”

Markos Kyprianos [GR], “Untitled”

Isidoros Blougkaris [GR], “The reflection of a memory”

Miranda Papadopoulou [GR], “Constructed dream”

Dimitra Stathopoulou [GR], “The Shepherd”

Panayiotis Tendes, “Bathers VII”

Sotiris Tsiros, “Untitled”

Yiannis Hadjiosif, “Fumiko at Exohi”

 

Those photos will be exhibited at the Photometria Awards exhibition this September, at Ioannina!

Results Announcement Photometria in Motion 2023

Animation – Video Art – Short Films – Documentary

 

We present to you the selected Animation, Video Art and Short Films of the Photometria in Motion 2023, which will be screened during the 15th edition of the Photometria International Photography Festival, in Ioannina. We would like to thank all those who responded to our invitation with their participation and especially those whose films we will enjoy live!


 

Animation

 

“To Turn Off The Stars”, Margot Cavret

“The Talking Stage”, Lily Dot Paris

“Us”, Nelson Fernandes

“Water in the Desert”, Heejeong Ko

“A fistful of ground”, Hermes Mangialardo

“Dream”, Habiba Mohamed

“Lost in a Waltz”, Ji-Tian Li

“LIGHTS”, Adél Palotás

“Trav’lin’ All Alone”, Andrea Ramírez Ruiz, Jack B. Latimer

“Matapacos”, Karla Riebartsch, Lion Durst

“Soo”, Roya Salimi

“Thou Shalt Dance”, Abtin Yaghmaian

“Looking for Joy”, Anna Oikonomou

“NATURA MACHINA”, Kostis Solanos


 

Video Art

 

“No Water”, Pietro Gardoni

“Demi-Gods”, Martin Gerigk

“Everted Sanctuaries VII”, Ryan Lewis

“Hometopia, Xiaoyu Ma

“Absence”, Céline Ribard

“Searching for Beauty in Student Loan Debt or at Least the Envelopes in Which It Comes, Nicky Tavares

“TURBULENCE”, Telemach Wiesinger

“Elements: a Walking Path”, Dora Siafla

“The quest of Goulimi’s Tulip”, Foteini  Tatsi


 

Documentary

 

“Black&White”, Eluned Zoe Aiano, Anna Benner

“Kladka (Footbridge)”, Vitalyi Bulychev

“Pepedrilo”, Victor Cartas

“Time to Revolt”, Daniel Le Hai

“Hamiffal”, Tal Uliel

“Symbiosis”, Raul Zavala

“MayBe A Company”, Efthymia Kotoula, Epameinondas Mihalopoulos

“INDIGENIUS LOCI”, Vicky Markolefa


 

Short Films

 

“Richter”, Koloreto Cukali

“Work it Class!”, Pol Diggler

“Rouge Gorge”, Claire Doyon

“The Note”, Siavash Eydani

“A Morsel Of Love”, Helia Behrooz, Sana Norouzbaki

“La Magua, Héctor García

“From Rimini with Love, Werther Germondari

 “PANAH”, Fatemeh Ghadirinezhadian, Sana Norouzbaki

“pay to”, Mohammad Ghazazani

“Tiger, Péter Hajmási

“THE SOUL. THE CHOICE. THE DEATH., Mila Hanzina

“Entre Deux Feux, Mathieu Jobard

“The Primordial Impasse”, Marco Joubert

“Pinky and Papa”, Shivang Khanna

“APPRAISAL”, Anna Koukouli Born

“A Simple Wish, Mathias Kupka

“An island in the middle of the sea, Alberto Montull

“The German, Rafael Navarro Miñón

“AQUARIUM, Noomen Noomen

“The School Photo”, Jonathan Norberg

“The Banishment, Yilmaz Özdil

“Apex, Cándido Pérez de Armas

“Closed to the Light”, Nicola Piovesan

“Green Desert”, Carolina Schmidt

“Viva”, Azam Shahdoost

“Abinavin Appa”, Shankalai

“A Different Kind Of Mourn”, Beril Tan

“Arid Northwest, Chen Yinan

“EVROS”, Kiriakos Anastasiou

“PORFYRI LEMONIA, Dimitris Andjus

“FILM”, Dimitris Konstantinou

“In this world of others, Pavlos Mavrikidis

“The Little Pastry Shop, Thodoris Pistiolas

“The Eclipse”, Christos Prantzalos

Ἐν τῇ κιβωτῷ ή όλα εκείνα που χάνονται, Noemi Vasileiadou

“Esse”, Giorgos Vetsis


 

– Analytical program for the dates and the screening place will be announced soon –

Results Announcement Parallel Voices 2023

The winners of Parallel Voices 2022 portfolio competition, who are going to exhibit their work at the festival this year, are:

 

Foteini Zaglara (GR)

Alexandros Zafeiridis (GR)

Vasilis Ntaopoulos (GR)

George Skouloudis (GR)

Ariadne Fytopoulou (GR)

Oskar Alvarado (ES)

Tobias Gambaro (AT)

O-Young Kwon (DE)

Cinzia Laliscia (IT)

 

Congratulations to the nine winners and thank everyone who participated!

Photometria Awards 2022 exhibition, Looking for the Light travels to Athens

The exhibition of the best 25 photos on “Looking for the Light” that were selected by the great Magnum’s photographer, Martin Parr of Photometria Festival 2022, travels to Athens in Melanithros gallery.

 

Organized by: Photometria – International Photography Festival

Jury: Martin Parr

Opening: Teusday, November 15, 2022 @ 20:00

Duration:  15/11/2022 – 3/12/2022

Work hours: Tue – Fri 17:30 – 21:00 | Saturday 11:00 – 14:30

Zappa 4, 11635 Kallimarmaro, Athens
T +30 2103636904 | F +30 2106236976
www.melanithros.gr

 

I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.

Trent Parke

 

 Light, the cornerstone of photography. It is the animator, the one which reveals the world around us, which illuminates the unknown, and reveals virtues, hope, truth and happiness. It was used as a symbol of “good” religiously and socio-politically, which is in a perpetual battle against evil, darkness and shadows. It is identified with the divine, but also with knowledge. Already last year’s theme (Un)lucky (R)evolution, raised the question of where we stand as humanity now. This year we look forward. We look to the future optimistically, seeking light in every aspect of our lives. We are looking for all that is worth fighting for, but also all the darkness that is waiting to be illuminated. We are looking for the light that will give us new knowledge but also the optimism we need in a world that continues to plunge into darkness. As Magnum’s Australian photographer Trent Parke puts it: “Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” So this year, let’s try to spread the magic!

 

Photographers:

Tsygankova Daria Vasilevna, ”The dark knight”

Akis Pasalidis, ”Untitled”

Noemi Comi, ”Deathfest”

Vasilis Gonis, ”Don’t look at the sun”

Vladimiros Tachmatzidis, “Trip to knowhere”

Aggelos Barai, ”Untitled”

Mohammad Reza Masoumi, ”Ahoora”

Andi Abdul Halil, ”The Best Friend”

Nikos Konidaris, ”Angeliki”

Arezoo Babagoli, ”In the heart of the earth”

Tatiana Mishchenko ”Ephemeral Motels”

Sofia Tolika, “The escape of Philoctetes”

Olga Tkachenko , ”Spring morning”

Gali Tibbon, ”Cross of Light”

Elina Kichheva, ”Shaman”

Elena Kozlova, ”Natalie”

Antonis Papakonstantinou, ”Light composition”

Natalia Gorshkova, ”Jugglers”

Maria Karofyllidou, ”On the beach”

Matteo Capone, ”Solo”

Azamat Matkarimov, ”Mysterious shepherd”

Ali Moarref, ”Pray for forgiveness”

Sasan Moayyedi, “Love Story”

Sibusiso Bheka, ”Iparty”

Isidoros Mplougaris, ”Breathe”

Open Call – Portfolio Contest, Parallel Voices 2023

Photometria International Photography Festival wishing to continue the promotion of modern photographic creation, announces a portfolio contest from November 1st to December 31st 2022.

Participants are asked for one (1) portfolio of fifteen (15) photographs, of which eight (8) will be selected. Through them, the photographer will deal with a topic of his preference, an idea or even the narration of a story. 

 

The best nine (9) portfolios that will be selected will be the material of the exhibition entitled “Parallel Voices”, for 2023.


 

The selection of the portfolios will be based on the following characteristics:

 

A. The relevance of the pictures to the topic.

B. The coherence of the pictures as a united whole.

C. The artistic and aesthetic quality of the photos.

 

Jury team

 

Panagiotis Papoutsis, Founder – Photometria Festival

Achilleas Tziakos , Founder – Photometria Festival

Panagiotis Pappas, Artistic Director – Photometria Festival


 

Instructions

 

The cost for every participant is 15 euros (15 €). To find out how you are going to pay, please press: SUBMISSION

Each photographer has to send his pictures at a digital form via WeTransfer at portfolio@photometria.gr. Also, in the same WeTransfer the following data should be sent in PDF:

 


 

Results

 

The results will be announced on February 1, 2023, at the website of the festival (www.photometria.gr), at social networks, whereas the winners will be informed also via email.

The best nine (9) portfolios that will be selected will be the material of the exhibition entitled “Parallel Voices”, for 2023.


 

Terms of Participation

 

1. Your participation is going to be valid only if you have sent the portfolio and paid the cost of your participation.

2. In case the photographs depict individuals without their knowledge or their approve, the responsibility lies exclusively on the photographer at whom the work belongs to and not on Photometria International Photography Festival.

3. The large side of the pictures sent must be 1500 pixels wide and 300 ppi in resolution.

4. Of those who will be excelled from the contest, it will be requested in time, to send their pictures at full resolution to be printed for the following exhibition.

5. The final day which pictures will be accepted is December 31 of 2022.

6. The results will be announced at the website of the festival (www.photometria.gr), at social networks, whereas the winners will be informed also via email.

7. The excelled portfolios will be the material of the exhibition entitled ‘’Parallel Voices”, which will take place at place specified by the festival. Photometria International Photography Festival reserves the right to use the excelled pictures for the promotion of these exhibitions, as also at future promotional acts of the festival, with reference to the creator of the work. The printed portfolios will be reserved at the archive of the festival which holds the right to manage them and re-exhibit them.

 

The submission of your portfolio entails the acceptance of the above terms of the festival from each individual competitor.

 

We are waiting for your participation!

Results Announcement of 2nd Photometria Student Awards!

The 2nd Photometria Student Awards competition for 2022 is now over! We would like to thank everyone who participated and shared their photographic ideas, as well as those who rushed to support this project for another year. Especially Lila Zotou who singled out the winners:

 

 

1st prize: Balamos, Nikitas Sifonios

2nd prize: Loss, Martha Kapsoulaki

3rd prize: People, Eleni Morfoulia

4th prize: Indestructible Bonds, Ermione Xirou

 

 

The presentation of the exhibition, of the above 4 photographic series,

will be curated by Ioulia Ladogianni and Tasos Papadopoulos!

 

 

The exhibition will be hosted in the following places:

 

-1 Gallery, The Lounge Bar (Pargis Square)

Duration: 24.9 – 2.10.2022

Mon. – Sun.: 10:00 – 22:00

&

Φolk (Zappa 3)

Tues. – Sun.: 19:00 – 00:30

 

 

Be there!

The awards:

 

 

1st Prize: One year courses at the Contemporary Photography training program that takes place live at AKTO in Athens.

 

More information about the program you can find here.

 

or alternatively (in case the winner cannot attend the study program in Athens), two seminars of his choice from the series of online seminars of AKTO.

 

More information for the seminars you can find here

 

Facebook: ΑΚΤΟ

Instagram: ΑΚΤΟ


 

2nd Prize: Educational program from IEK DELTA 360 

 

Annual scholarship to the “Art of Photography” program. The student can choose any structure in the 8 cities where IEK DELTA 360 is located, within a reasonable period of time. The complete curriculum of IEK DELTA 360 prepares excellently for the future professional photographer and fully covers both the theoretical background and his internship.

 

More information you can find here.

 

Facebook: IEKDELTA360

Instagram: IEKDELTA360

 

     


 

3rd Prize: Educational Programme by esp+

 

Through studying at the section Creative I of the programme e-learning ESP the student is introduced to the basic principles of photo composition, visual perception and semiology of the image. In the Creative II section the student performs two of his own individual works on the landscape and the portrait that constitute his portfolio and are designed so that they can take part in individual or group photography exhibitions. ESP e-learning programs are designed to be remote and personalized, with the student having weekly contact with his teacher through the esp+ educational platform, teleconferencing and email.

 

You can find more for the sections Creative I & II of the programme e-learning ESP here

 

Facebook: ESP

Instagram: ESP

 


 

4th Prize: Digital seminar for guidance – completion of a photo portfolio with Lila Zotou (Duration: 6 hours with the beginning of the new academic year)

Winners – Photometria Awards 2022 “Looking for the Light”

Here are the 3 selected photographs by Martin Parr, winners of Photometria Awards 2022 “Looking for the light”:

1st place
Daria Tsygankova, “The dark knight”
Prize: OLYMPUS E-M10 III Silver + EZ-M1442 EZ, from OM Digital Solutions
2nd place
Akis Pasalidis, “Untitled”
Prize: Photo books worth 150€

3rd place

Noemi Comi, “Deathfest”

Prize: CULLMANN SYDNEY pro Maxima 425+ black, camera bag, from OM Digital Solutions

In addition, one of the three winners has the opportunity to participate in the next year’s (2023) festival, with a solo exhibition!

Congratulations!

Results Announcement – Photometria Awards 2022 “Looking for the light”

Here is the selection of the 25 photographs of Photometria Awards 2022 “Looking for the light” competition:

• Tsygankova Daria Vasilevna, ”The dark knight”
• Akis Pasalidis, ”Untitled” @akis_pasalidis
• Noemi Comi, ”Deathfest” @noemicomi
• Vasilis Gonis, ”Don’t look at the sun” @gonisvassilis
• Vladimiros Tachmatzidis, “Trip to knowhere” @fourstreetsmixing
• Aggelos Barai, ”Untitled” @aggelos_barai
• Mohammad Reza Masoumi, ”Ahoora” @mohammadrezamasoumi_29
• Andi Abdul Halil, ”The Best Friend” @andihalil
• Nikos Konidaris, ”Angeliki” @nikos_konidaris
• Arezoo Babagoli, ”In the heart of the earth” @sheidababagoli
• Tatiana Mishchenko ”Ephemeral Motels”
• Sophia Tolika, “The escape of Philoctetes” @slolika
• Olga Tkachenko , ”Spring morning”
• Gali Tibbon, ”Cross of Light” @gali_tibbon_photographer
• Elina Kichheva, ”Shaman”
• Elena Kozlova, ”Natalie”
• Antonis Papakonstantinou, ”Light composition”
• Natalia Gorshkova, ”Jugglers”
• Maria Karofillidou, ”On the beach” @maria_karofillidou
• Matteo Capone, ”Solo” @matteo_capone
• Azamat Matkarimov, ”Mysterious shepherd”
• Ali Moarref, ”Pray for forgiveness” @ali.moarref
• Sasan Moayyedi, “Love Story” @sasan_moayyedi
• Sibusiso Bheka, ”Iparty” @sibusiso_bheka
• Isidoros Blougkaris, ”Breathe” @isidorosblougkaris

Those photos will be exhibited at the Photometria Awards exhibition this September, at Ioannina!

© Photometria International Photography Festival