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HELLENIC PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The   Hellenic   Photographic   Society   (HPS)   was   founded   in   1952   and   was   the   sole   attraction   of   creative   photographers   in   the   50s, 60s   and   70s,   with   its   lectures   on   creative   photography   and   the   Pan-Hellenic   photo   contests   organized   by   giving   incentives   to maintain emulation and the establishment of photographic art in our country.                                                                                          ------------------- The   creative   photographers   of   HPS   shaped   the   postwar   photography   scenery   of   the   country   by   making   modern   art   proposals. Among   the   many   remarkable   instances   of   distinguished   authors   who   played   a   significant   role   in   the   evolution   of   modern   Greek Photography   are:   S.   Meletzis,   K.   Balafas,   D.   Harisiadis,   A.   Ververis,   D.   Letsios   T.   Tloupas,   I.   Apostolidis,   M   .   Chrousaki,   Th. Tsagkris,   N.   Blackbeard,   Chr.Tselios,   B.   Papaioannou,   Z.   Stella,   P.   Brousali. The   Hellenic   Photographic   Society   and   its   continuous offer   in   our   country's   artistic   life,   strengthened   photographic   art   in   postwar   Greece   and   managed   to   be   more   than   60   years   in   the first line of photographic creation by promoting artistic creation and dialogue.                                                                                           ------------------- The   magazine   "Hellenic   Photography",   continuously   issued   from   June   1954   to   January   1993   by   the   HPS   editorial   committee, hosted   on   its   pages   important   examples   of   artist   photographers   and   a   unique   reference   point   for   all   modern   researchers   of   the     photography   development   in   Greece. After   a   period   of   suspension,   the   magazine   was   re-issued   in   digital   format,   with   a   very   rich content   in   accordance   with   the   modern   photography   requirements.   This   issue   comes   on   a   Quarterly   basis,   sent   free   of   charge   to its   members   with   information   on   the   current   photographic   news,   the   schedule   of   all   the   national   and   international   events,   and   the news of FIAP.                                                                                                                        ------------------- Today,   the   Hellenic   Photographic   Society   actively   participates   in   photographic   events   in   Greece   and   in   addition,   promotes photography   at   an   international   level   by   representing   our   country   in   Biennales   and   other   international   exhibitions.   In   recent   years our   Society   has   established   the   International   Photography   Festival   for   ten   years   in   a   raw,   continues   organizing   national   Photo competitions   for   over   50   years,   Balkan   photo   contests,   and   operates   the   only   showroom   in Athens   exclusively   for   photography.   Its members   produce   high   quality   photographic   work   and   exhibit   them   to   the   Athenian   public.   Additionally,   the   HPS   organizes   a series of lectures on photography, specific seminars for beginners and advanced photographers and photographic excursions.                                                                                            ------------------- The   Hellenic   Photographic   Society   is   a   member   of   F.I.A.P.   (Federation   Internationale   de   l'Art   Photographique   -   International Federation   of   Photographic   Art)   since   1954   and   is   the   sole   representative   in   Greece.   Since   September   2005,   the   HPS   is   one   of the   28   founding   members   of   “Photo   Festival   Union”,   which   the   largest   Photo   Festival   in   the   world.   Also,   the   HPS   official   website has all the necessary information about its history, forthcoming events and activities, as well as FIAP general information.