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Festival Concept

2024 Theme Athlos

 The “Cultural Olympiad” label 

Olympiade Culturelle logo

The "LPF - Limassol Photography Festival" has been certified as part of the Cultural Olympiad for 2024 by the Organizing Committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

This label awards the synergy of the Festival with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Cultural Olympiad promotes the links between art and sport, promoting excellence, integration, cultural diversity and universality. Through various events from summer of 2022 to September 2024, it brings culture by promoting the dialogue between sport and culture in the participating cities.

The LPF, for its second edition, is dedicated to sports and entitled "Άθλος" - "Athlos".

In light of the Olympic Games taking place in France in 2024 and in collaboration with the French Embassy in Cyprus, French Institute of Cyprusthe festival will develop initiatives aiming to engage the wider public in the significance, values, and beauty of sports, embracing the motto of the Olympic Games: Citius - Altius - Fortius – Communis.

The festival will showcase various sports and global competitions, as well as athletes.

 

Special emphasis will be given to local entities in the field of sports and close collaboration with sports organizations and educators in Cyprus. Through the lens of local and international professional photographers, the festival will present spectacular, many original, emblematic, and artistic images from well-known or lesser-known sports, captured during major national and international sports events.

Special thematic focuses will include:

 

  • OLYMPIC GAMES and other SPORTS

  • WOMEN IN SPORT

  • PARALYMPIC GAMES AND ATHLETES

  • CYPRUS’ SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

 

The main axis of the festival will consist of special installations in the city, where various photography exhibitions will be presented, open to the public, through a scenography designed to highlight the value of the photos in their true essence. The photos will be displayed in high-quality prints and in a wide variety of formats and sizes.

 

This year's Festival, featuring a total of 7 parallel, mainly outdoor, exhibitions featuring sport. As much as 28 local and international photographers will showcase various sports and world competitions, as well as portraits of renowned athletes.

 

 

The LPF invites you, both educationally and artistically, to immerse yourself in a photographic unique experience, it is a new and innovative festival, commissioning and producing exhibitions across the city of Limassol, alongside an ongoing programme of talks, events, workshops and training through a partnership model of collaboration.

 

The festival aims to provide platforms for national, international, established and emerging photographers, and an extensive outreach and engagement programme with schools, community groups and higher educational institutions. 

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