Who we are

Or is it, who are we?

We are basically a small group of people who have been busy for five years producing a photography festival that we hope will go viral. We don't get paid for that. In fact, we usually end up paying.

The British Journal of Photography called us 'arguably the smallest international photo festival in the world'. They were probably quite right - the island is too small for us to grow any bigger.

Most photography festivals are big. They are 'big business'. We are not.  But we are big in other ways. Big in heart, big in ambition, and big in the attention we attract.

Anyway, this is who we are:

Yannis Bagourdas (Greek. Born 1968) Prototyping Engineering Manager in the R&D Department of Bic Razors. Amateur photographer; member of The Photography Circle, a non-profit cultural society that has operated in Athens since 1988. Founder member of the Antiparos Photo Festival in 2012 and currently President of the International Association of Photography and Art of Antiparos.

Olga Missirliadou (Greek. Born 1964) Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Psychologist-psychotherapist at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center. Amateur photographer and currently Vice-President of the International Association of Photography and Art of Antiparos.

Alexandra Fokaeos (Greek. Born 1979) Photographer. Bachelor of Science in Digital and Photographic Imaging at the University of Westminster.  Owner of Phocaeus Photography.  Member of the Antiparos Photo Festival since 2015. Currently Secretary General of the International Association of Photography and Art of Antiparos.

David Frazer Wray (British. Born 1951) Writer and translator. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy at King’s College London. Previously advertiser, journalist, musician, painter and teacher. Founder member of the Antiparos Photo Festival in 2012. Currently Artistic Director of the International Association of Photography and Art of Antiparos.

Mairi Chatzaki  (Greek. Born 1952) Has been living on the island of Antiparos since 2002. Curator of the “Anti” Art Gallery in Antiparos since 2011. Amateur photographer and member of The Photography Circle in Athens. Founder member of the Antiparos Photo Festival in 2012 and currently Treasurer of the International Association of Photography and Art of Antiparos.

Panayotis Sfalagakos (Greek. Born 1968) Certified Greek-English translator. Former President of KEDA (the Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Antiparos). Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), MA (Political Science), MA (Translation Studies). Amateur photographer. Currently Board Member of the International Association of Photography and Art of Antiparos.

Konstantina Skiada (Greek. Born 1995) A native of Antiparos, Konstantina recently graduated from Vakalo Art & Design College and is now coordinator at the “Anti” Art Gallery in Antiparos. She was actively involved in the Antiparos Photo Festival for a number of years and is currently a Board Member of the International Association of Photography and Art of Antiparos.

Magda Lothe (Norwegian. Born 1958). Master of Arts working in ENT: Hearing Rehabilitation at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway. Amateur photographer and lover of Greek culture and history. Closely involved in the Antiparos Photo Festival since 2013 and currently Board Member of the International Association of Photography and Art of Antiparos.