Medphoto, the inaugural Mediterranean Photography Festival, will be taking place this summer in Rethymno, on the island of Crete.
The 1st edition of Medphoto Festival, is a new initiative in the world of photography, inspired by photographer Pavlos Fisakis and the NGO KOLEKTIV8, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete.
Medphoto is an invitation to the global photographic community to participate in this dynamic artistic project, designed to be an annual lens-based arts celebration. The festival aims to bring together multiple cultural partners across Europe and the Mediterranean region, in hope to foster and sustain a vivid community of artists and a meaningful social dialogue.
The festival’s theme this year will be “Borders / Crossroads.” MedPhoto will also explore the situation in crisis-stricken Greece, as well as present more symbolic, subjective and existential ideas of boundaries.
Medphoto Festival will host and organize exhibitions, presentations, workshops, publications, open discussions, an international photography prize (in effect for the first time in Greece) and various other events.