Θεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki, GR)
The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography organizes an International Photography Festival (the PhotoBiennale) every two years, which is an evolution of an annual photography festival (entitled Photosynkyria) which has been running for twenty years. Last PhotoBiennale (2014) with “Logos” (Discourse) being the topic of the main exhibition program was the third part of a thematic trilogy, following “Time” (Chronos – 2008) and “Place” (Topos – 2010-2011). The international meeting includes exhibitions presented in museums, galleries and other exhibitions spaces all over the city of Thessaloniki as well as in other Greek cities, in collaboration with public and private organizations. Apart from the Main Program, the event encompasses parallel events and activities such as Portfolio Reviews and the Cedefop/Photomuseum international photography award related to the topic of work and photography. On the European photography festival circuit, the PhotoBiennale is situated between the Photobiennale in Moscow and PhotoEspana in Madrid. It is a member of “Festival of Light”, an international collaboration of photography festivals around the world.