In the course of the academic year additional seminars will be offered on more specialized topics, whose duration will vary according to the needs. Subscribe to our NEWSLETTER to be informed about our program news.

Hydra Photo Week

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Expanding Personal Vision: A Creative Photography Summer Workshop on Hydra Island

This intensive workshop provides a unique opportunity for practicing photography on a daily basis in a supportive environment adopting thus new or refining existing shooting and portfolio editing skills. Participants will be able to expand their personal vision under the supervision of experienced photography instructors in one of Greece’s most impressive islands.

The workshop includes daily photo – practice, reviewing in depth and editing the work produced each day, attending lectures on contemporary photography and portfolio reviews of work in progress in such an idyllic environment with all the necessary ingredients for a lifetime creative experience.

Instructors: Kostas Ioannidis, Stig Marlon Weston, Eleni Mouzakiti, Lambros Papanikolatos, Lila Zotou.

Workshop dates: July 8 – 15, 2017

Application submission period: February 23 – May 7, 2018


Postcards from Home: Summer Workshop in Tsepelovo 

In collaboration with Photometria International Photography Festival, Asfa Photo Courses makes its home for a week at the ASFA artistic station of Tspelovo in the Zagori region of Ioannina for the summer workshop “Postcards from home”.

Participants of “Postcards from home” will explore the concept of home from their own perspective, selecting from a number of options: return to the family home or the country, immigration, familiar homes and uncanny, nature as a home, etc.

Instructors: Lia Nalbantidou, Photini Papahatzi

Workshop dates: August 11 –17, 2018

Location: ASFA Artistic Station, Tsepelovo

Application submission period: ends July 12th 2018


Photography: Theories and Creative Practices

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A two-semester intensive seminar in photography as a contemporary artistic practice.

The seminar will aim to encourage experimentation with the language of photography and its possibilities and to cultivate the skills of critical perception. Co-teaching and the involvement of more than one instructor in the teaching of a class will be used as means of providing participants with multiple feedback on their work, which will be of considerable benefit to them. The classes will combine theoretical instruction with practical work.

Instructors: Kostas Ioannidis, Eleni Mouzakiti, Lambros Papanikolatos, Alexandros Voutsas, Nikos Vassilakis

Second semester begins: February 2018

Application submission period: 5 – 21 January 2018



On Landscape: Images, Emotions, Politics 

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A series of 7 lectures in the framework Topics in the Theory of Visual Arts and Photography” 

The topic in this series of lectures will be what is (often carelessly) called landscape. We will examine the concept from a historical and theoretical perspective, showing that the space human beings inhabit has not always, and self-evidently, been viewed as an image, that is as an object to be discussed and critically assessed on the basis of aesthetic categories. Photography inevitably holds a prominent place in such a historical and theoretical investigation, since its technology was pivotal in the proliferation of the mode of seeing which the concept of landscape presupposes: the isolation and framing of a part of the whole.

A series of 7 lectures per semester.

Instructors first semester: Andreas Giakoumakatos, Nikos Daskalothanasis, Kostas Ioannidis, Giorgos Xiropaidis

Instructors second semester:Yiorgis Yerolympos, Kostas Ioannidis, Yorgos Karailias, Anthony Hatzimoysis.

Seminar (second semester) begins: February 26,  2018

Application submission period: January 19 – February 8, 2018