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Viewfinder: Effy Alexakis

February 25 @ 10:00 - 17:00

Effy Alexakis is one of the nation’s leading portrait and documentary photographers. A chronicler of the Greek-Australian experience since the early 1980s, her work is renowned for the dignity and complexity of its subjects, and for creating a holistic representation of humanity that spans geographies and generations.
Viewfinder: Effy Alexakis is a survey of the artist’s 40-year-long practice and the themes that have underpinned her personal and professional journey to understanding her heritage. Each image delves into the nuances of the Greek-Australian identity, sharing stories of self-determination; the physical and emotional liminal spaces of the migrant experience; unity through difference in a country of meshed diasporas; the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic within the community; and the heartwarming philanthropy it inspired.
By capturing moments in time and rooting them in a sociocultural context that reaches far beyond the edges of her viewfinder, Effy’s work challenges the photographic medium. Though still, her images are far from static – just like the vibrant and evolving community they document.


February 25
10:00 - 17:00


Hellenic Museum
+613 8615 9016
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Hellenic Museum
280 William Street,
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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+613 8615 9016
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