Antiparos International Photo Festival

Antiparos Photo festival | From Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 July 2021

The annual photography festival held in Antiparos.

Antiparos Photo Festival 2021

Press Release

Antiparos International Photo Festival will be held from 10th to 18th July 2021 in the beautiful 15th century Castle with free admission.

After one year of intensive work behind the scene, the AIPF team gladly presents a series of photography, music and educational events.

Fifteen photographers from around the world are selected by a distinguished jury panel to showcase their visual on “The Wild Side”. All artworks will be exhibited as always on the walls of the 15th century Castle, which creates a unique, enchanting atmosphere.


  • Vasilis Nempegleriotis | Greece
  • Angeliki Fragkiadaki | Greece
  • Curro Rodriguez | Spain
  • Despina Pilati | Greece
  • Kosmas Iliadis | Greece
  • Lefteris Paraskevaidis | Greece
  • Lise Létourneau | Canada
  • Maria Siorba | Greece
  • Nicolas Hermann | France
  • Nikos Staikoglou | Greece
  • Shulan Wang | China
  • Todd Rigos | Greece
  • Valentine de Villemeur | France
  • Yiouli Tsatsopoulou | Greece
  • Younes Mohammad |Iraq
  • Jury panel: Marilena Stafylidou, Stratos Kalafatis, Barry Talis, Morten Loberg, David Frazer Wray

Fujifilm Hellas rewards Vasilis Nempegleriotis, voted as the overall winner by the selection committee, with a Fujifilm X-A5 camera and a Fujinon XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 lens.

Bringing his visual of the Wild Side, AIPF 2021 Guest of Honour Stratos Kalafatis, will present photographs of his global reach essay “Athos: Colours of Faith”. A unique artistic journey in this 1,000-year-old male-only religious community in Greece will be hosted at the Anti Art Gallery, Kastro Antiparos, from 10th to 30th July 2021.

For the first time in Antiparos, Magnum photographer Enri Canaj will lead an intensive and interactive 3-day workshop (11, 12, 13 July), offering the opportunity to learn and improve a visual narrative.

During the festival, three music concerts will surround the one of a kind atmosphere at the Kastro. Admission is free.

  • Opening night, Saturday 10th July, 21.00, Rosey Blue & Johnie Thin. They play and sing Irish ballads, blues & spiritual songs.
  • Saturday, 17th July, 21.00, Phillip Richard, piano concert
  • Closing night, 18th July,21.00, Christian Ronig & Stelios Chatzikaleas.

Christian Ronig: vocals, guitar

Stelios Chatzikaleas: trumpet

Further information about the activities and events can be found at

A concert, a workshop and a lecture to open the festival


Rosey Blue & Johnie Thin Opening Concert

Rosey Blue and Johnie Thin meet again on stage to attempt a meeting-themed partnership.

Against the backdrop of the colourful canvas of the American folk music tradition, where the Irish ballad coexists with the Delta blues, and the spirituals with the radical folk of Greenwich village, the two musicians and friends will seek through their musical encounter to capture the wild and serene beauty, sounds and aromas that have no latitude and longitude.


phototography workshop

As part of the Antiparos International Photo Festival 2021, we are delighted to host a workshop conducted by the eminent Magnum photographer Enri Canaj.

For the first time in Antiparos and from 11th to 13th July, Magnum photographer Enri Canaj will lead an intensive, interactive three-day workshop offering photographers the opportunity to improve visual narrative, and most importantly, guide them along the path to discovering their own visual language.

Participants will be able to share and discuss their projects from conception to completion, and explore further opportunities for disseminating their authentic visual narrations.

Intended for passionate amateurs to professional photographers, Enri’s workshop will enable participants to discover new approaches to refining their storytelling, and improve their story composition through analyzing situations, image composition, and learning more about the editing process.

Images will be reviewed at the beginning of each day, with participants shooting during the rest of the day and evening. Visual language will be your only magical tool for exploration.

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Lecture: Athos, the colours of faith

Stratos Kalafatis
Lecture – Presentation of photographic work
Sunday 11 July 2021 20.30
Antiparos Castle

The guest of honour of Antiparos International Photo Festival 2021, photographer Stratos Kalafatis, will talk about his work “Athos: The Colors of Faith” on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 20.30 at the Kastro of Antiparos.

In a fast-paced but comprehensive masterclass, Kalafatis will share experiences, techniques and approaches of a multi-year work in the Athonite State with a parallel display of images from his archive.

Anti Art Gallery is hosting a photo exhibition, with the same name, by Stratos Kalafatis from July 10 to 30.

Free entrance

2 concerts closing the Festival in style!

Philip Richard - Piano concert
Christian Ronig Stelios Chatzikaleas

Antiparos International Photo Festival

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