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Effy Alexakis celebrates 40 years of capturing the lives of Greek Australians




Renowned photographer, Effy Alexakis, is set to showcase her extensive repertoire of photographs showcasing the lives of Greek Australians since 1982 at a special exhibition for The Greek Festival of Sydney.

The exhibition titled, ‘Forty Photographs – A Year at a Time,’ will run from March 28 – April 3 at the N. Smith Gallery in Paddington.

When invited by the Greek Festival Chair, Nia Karteris, to present an exhibition for the 40th anniversary of the Greek Festival of Sydney in 2022, Alexakis selected an image for every year, as her own documentary photographic work had also reached this milestone.

She accessed her vast archive on the Greek Australian experience and selected one contemporary image to represent each year in order to reveal the changing face of Greek Australians since 1982.

Each photograph evidences salient aspects or elements significant to the personal journey of the photographer and her evolving understanding of her community and heritage – both within Australia and overseas – and in so doing, provides a unique visual insight into the ongoing story of Greek-Australia.

All photographs are titled and captioned offering viewers a deeper personal interaction.

Alexakis’ visual odyssey offers Greek-Australian viewers a unique look at their immediate past by one of their own, and the broader Australian community, a personal visual diary documenting one of its most emblematic cultural groups within the flux and challenges of a contemporary multicultural society.


Photographer: Effy Alexakis

27 March – 3 April 2022   (LAUNCH 29th March @ 6.30pm)

N. Smith Gallery

6 Napier Street, PADDINGTON, NSW

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