PHOTOGRAPHY

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The 100 Memories research program of the National Hellenic Research Foundation marks the 100th anniversary of the largest refugee movement in Greek history with the arrival and settlement of some one million refugees from Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) to Greece. The project charts arrivals and departures to and from the country, focusing on four Greek cities-ports. The photo shows refugees from Asia Minor arriving in Piraeus. [Petros Poulidis Collection/ERT Photographic Archive]


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ENVIRONMENT

WWF Greece invites professional and amateur shutterbugs to take part in a competition for the best photographs of Greek sites that belong to the European Union’s Natura 2000 network of nature protection areas.

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DIASPORA

Through their visual project “Greek Australians: In Their Own Image,” Australian documentary photographer Effy Alexakis and her historian collaborator Leonard Janiszewski have shone a light on a kind of Greek-Australian history that few are familiar with, with more than 2,000 recorded oral history interviews as well as various types of documentation.

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WHAT'S ON

Different locations around the downtown Athens neighborhood of Exarchia are hosting a pop-up exhibition titled “Balkans Today: The Present of a Wounded Landscape,” featuring 26 photographers from 12 countries presenting photo series that document the present and comment on the history of the wider Balkan region. 


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WHAT'S ON

In “Preparing for the Beach,” Danish artist Pernille Koldbech Fich goes behind the scenes in the lives of 46 women attending physical fitness and self-defense classes at as many community day care centers for the elderly (KAPI) in different parts of Athens.

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CULTURE

The announcement of this year’s winners of the Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award and the Athens Photo World Award will take a place at a special event at the Dome of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) at 7 p.m. on September 26. 


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Montreal-based street photographer Daniel Castonguay takes scenes from everyday life and manipulates the raw image to endow it with an abstract quality to comment on the paradox between reality and fantasy.

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WHAT'S ON

“The Last Monk of the Strofades,” on show through September 27 at the Benaki’s Museum of Greek Culture, presents the product of a collaboration between American photographer Robert A. McCabe and Greek journalist Katerina Lymperopoulou on the fortified monastery on Stamfani, the larger of the two Strofades islets off Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea, which was shut down in 2018 due to earthquake damage.

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WHAT'S ON

Building on the concept of personal space after his show “Inner Self” at the Citronne Gallery in Athens earlier this year, mathematician and photographer Nikos Markou presents “Topos” at the gallery’s space on the Saronic island of Poros through September 13.



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In this picture with a long shutter speed stars move in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower in the Pineios Lake near the village of Velanidi, Peloponnese, Greece, late Thursday. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between Aug. 9 and 14 depending on the particular location of the stream. [Petros Giannakouris/AP]

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WHAT'S ON

The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography presents “Shadows of the Mind,” a selection of work by renowned South Africa-based American photographer Roger Ballen. 


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“Red,” an exhibition at the Blank Wall Gallery, celebrates a color that means very different things to different people, associated with a range of emotions from love, lust, anger and passion, but which for Greeks tends to symbolize courage.

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WHAT'S ON

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is hosting the open-air photography exhibition “Parontes” (Present), a stunning collection of 43 photojournalism projects capturing the unfolding drama of the coronavirus pandemic during the Greek lockdown.

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WHAT'S ON

Blank Wall Gallery in downtown Athens is hosting an exhibition titled “Monochrome,” featuring black-and-white photos by artists from all over the world, with creativity being the common denominator.