Portraits of Identity, Passage, and Transition is an evocative photographic and multimedia exhibition that vividly portrays the diverse communities of Elefsina, an industrial town near Athens.
Set amid ancient Greek ruins, this small city becomes a poignant reflection of global issues including forcibly displaced populations, socio-economic immigration, loss, memory, and the complexities of residing amidst industrial and environmental degradation. The project explores how people shape their sense of place in the world through relationships and belonging, while preserving their individual and shared histories.
Collectively, these works act as a tool for empowerment, identity, and self-expression. The concept of the portrait goes beyond mere representation, it holds a philosophical dimension, and a dynamic interaction between self-revelation and societal observation.
Faces of Elefsina stands as a tribute to the people of Elefsina, its rich tapestry of diversity, history, struggle, pride, and resilience.