2014-04-29 00:00:31 - Join Greek Film & Foto Week for its 4th annual exhibition at the Burroughes on May 2nd.
For the fourth year running, the Greek America Foundation will host Greek Film & Foto Week (GFFW) as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Festival, the world’s largest photography festival. This year’s exhibit entitled Identity Crisis will feature the work of 18 Greek photographers and videographers from Greece and North America.
Identity Crisis will explore how Greek identity has been affected as a result of the Greek economic and political crisis of the past several years. The show includes two components: the first features work by emerging and established photographers of the Greek diaspora - photographers of Greek descent who live and work in North America. These photographers present a close but “external” perspective of national pride and Greek identity. The
second component features work by photographers and filmmakers living in Greece, and presents an “internal” perspective.
The show is curated by local Greek-Canadian photographer, Voula Monoholias. Voula collaborated closely with Aliki Tsirliagou, Art Director of NITRA Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece who curated the internal perspective of the show and sourced Greek artists living and working in Greece. Identity Crisis opens May 2nd at 7PM and runs until May 7th at the historic Burroughes Building in Toronto.
About The Greek America Foundation:
The Greek America Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1997 by Gregory C. Pappas with a mission to "promote, preserve and perpetuate the Greek culture, history and heritage in North America." With a series of publications, programs, concerts, special events and institutional endeavors, the Foundation seeks to bring elements of Greek culture, history and heritage—also known as Hellenism—to the forefront of mainstream North America, making it a relevant component of our followers' everyday life.