The great photographic exhibition of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography about the migrant and refugee crisis will now be held at Peiraios 260. Twenty-six photographers – the majority of them active photojournalists – take part in this group exhibition, presenting over 160 of their works, depicting the human drama of leaving one’s home behind and heading into the unknown. Due to its geographical position, Greece has often been a gateway for migrant populations passing through to the rest of Europe, as has recently been the case. This exhibition tells the story of one of the greatest dramas in recent history. The photographers have captured the dramatic events in the making, focusing on the human element, and portraying the refugees’ despair, agony, loss, and sense of impasse. The main body of the exhibition consists of the work of professional photojournalists, complemented by instances of “citizen journalism,” and even photographic self-representation of refugees.
Photographers include: Alexandros Avramidis (Reuters), Petros Giannakouris (Associated Press), Louiza Goulamaki (Agence France Presse), Yorgos Karahalis (Associated Press), Giorgos Katsangelos, Alexandros Katsis, Yannis Kolesidis (∂uropean Pressphoto Agency, ∞thens-Macedonian News Agency), Yannis Kontos (Polaris), Alkis Konstantinidis (Reuters), Georgios Makkas (Panos Pictures), Aris Messinis (Agence France Presse), Sakis Mitrolidis (Agence France Presse), Dimitris Michalakis, Giorgos Moutafis, Yannis Behrakis (Reuters), Giannis Papanikos (Fos Photos, Associated Press), Antonis Pasvantis, Nikos Pilos (LAIF), Lefteris Pitarakis (Associated Press), Thanassis Stavrakis (Associated Press), Angelos Tzortzinis, Dimitris Tosidis (INTIME), Konstantinos Tsakalidis (SOOC), Kostas, Tsironis, Milos Bicanski (Getty Images), Enri Canaj. Curators: Hercules Papaioannou, Pinelopi Petsini.