The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography is an institution supervised by the Ministry of Culture and Sports. It was founded in 1998 and since 2001 is seated in Warehouse A on the First Pier of the Port of Thessaloniki. Its mission is to collect, preserve and present photographic works and archives, Greek and international, as well as to research the variety of important applications of the photographic medium that deeply affect modern societies. Simultaneously, the Museum, through organized educational activities and programs, attempts to disseminate knowledge to the general public of all ages on the photographic medium and its applications, the art of photography and the major challenges of the image era.
Its archives and collection include approximately 90,000 photographic objects of the 1890-2015 period, among which, the archives of Yannis Stylianou, Socrates Iordanidis and Dimitris Letsios, and is also the trustee of the Greek part of the Fred Boissonnas archive. Its current collection includes a large number of works by Greek and international artists.
The ThMP organizes a biennial international photography festival, one of the oldest in Europe (launched in 1988), which serves as a crossroad between Greek photography and the international scene. The ThMP activity is nationwide and has undertaken major initiatives concerning the presentation of Greek photography internationally.
Photo: 1. Stergios Karavatos, 2. ThMP, 3. Giorgis Gerolympos