Effy Alexakis’ photo exhibition in Sydney captures spirit of Greek Australian community

·

As I walk into The Shop Gallery in the Sydney suburb of Glebe, I’m instantly drawn towards the row of photographs to my right featuring second to fourth-generation Greek Australians dressed proudly in traditional Greek costumes.

All photos copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

The photographs belong to well-known documentary photographer Effy Alexakis and are part of a survey exhibition running at the gallery from December 8 – 14.

The exhibition showcases Alexakis’ photographic work over the past 40 years, as well as two new projects Father Nektarios Soup Kitchen and Binding Threads.

Photographs range from maestro George Ellis and the host of ABC’s Gardening Australia Costa Georgiades dressed in Hellenic national costumes, to Father Nektarios working tirelessly in his soup kitchen at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newtown.

All provide a unique visual insight into the ongoing story of the Greek Australian community.

In fact, exhibition visitors Danae Argyrou and her mum Irene Kazaglis, summed it up nicely when The Greek Herald asked them what they found so endearing about Alexakis’ exhibition.

“Every photo is not just a photo. You can see that there’s a story behind them and the characters come through in each photo,” Ms Kazaglis said. “It’s pretty amazing.”

You can see the exhibition at The Shop Gallery Glebe from December 8-14, 11.00am – 6.00pm.

*All photos by The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Fresco of Helen of Troy uncovered at Pompeii

Nearly 2,000 years since it was buried by volcanic rubble, the lost city of Pompeii is yielding even more impressive discoveries.

New casual Greek restaurant brings meze and cocktails to Adelaide’s CBD

Andrew Papadakis, the visionary who founded and successfully sold Meze Mazi, returns to the vibrant Adelaide restaurant scene.

Two Greek women included in ’30 Under 30′ Forbes list

In this year's European Forbes "30 Under 30" list, two exceptional Greek women have managed to stand out for their successful paths.

2,300-year-old tomb unearthed in Greece

A tomb in the ancient Macedonian city of Aegae in modern Vergina, Greece,  has been unearthed according to an All That’s Interesting report.

Yorgos Lanthimos’ new movie ‘Kinds of Kindness’ included in Cannes lineup

New films from Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrea Arnold and Francis Ford Coppola, will compete for the Palme d’Or at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

You May Also Like

Greek Community of Melbourne Board welcome new Greek Consul General to Victoria

Members of the Board of the Greek Community of Melbourne meet the new Greek Consul General, Mr Emmanuel Kakavelakis.

World leaders congratulate Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Greek election win

World leaders have expressed their congratulations to Kyriakos Mitsotakis after his party's landslide victory in Greece's second election.

Greece becomes latest European country to entice digital nomads with new tax law

This makes Greece the latest European country to try and woo the new work-from-home workforce.