The Photography Museum of Thessaloniki is located directly on the port overlooking the water. Its location, next to the Kitchen Bar, gives the museum a beautiful view of the harbor and the rest of the city. It is currently located in “Warehouse 1” next to Thessaloniki’s Cinema Museum.
This museum was founded back in 1987 by Aris Georgiou, Apostolos Maroulis and Yiannis Vanidis. It wasn’t legally established until 10 years later. The museum has a mission to collect historic and artistic photographs of Greece and to organize events that will help promote and show forth their collection. They join forces with similar international institutions or organizations and work on publishing photography books.
This year the Photography Museum is participating with the Photo Biennale in Greece. This year’s Photo Biennale’s theme is “Logos”. The current theme is the third part of a thematic trilogy, following “Time” and “Place”. The topic of “Logos” is derived from the Greek word “logos”, which means “words” and “logic”. They are rying to relate words to the images shown.
The show being currently exhibition is Arthur Tress’s Great Masters series in collaboration with Château d’Eau (Toulouse) and Contrejour Publications. This show is being exhibited from October 2013 to January 2014 and is open Tuesday to Sundays from 11am to 7pm.
To see what the museum has to offer during your visit to Thessaloniki: photomuseum.gr