15 Sep 2020

“Visions of Hope”: a group exhibition by 21 teenage refugee photographers, in cooperation with the non-profit organization Faros (September 15-30, 2020)

Photographic material from the photo exhibition “Visions of Hope”

The photo exhibition “Visions of Hope”, organized in cooperation with Hellenic American Union and Faros, will be presented on September 15-30, 2020, at the Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery of the Hellenic American Union (Massalias 22, Athens).

Photographic material from the photo exhibition “Visions of Hope”“Visions of Hope” was created by a group of 21 refugee photographers, ages 13 to 17. This exhibition came out of the photography workshops that ran at Faros’ shelter. Faros’ staff psychologist and photographer, Artemis Milona, used photography as a means of therapy and personal expression during her meetings with the children.

The exhibition seeks to raise awareness of the challenges and lasting psychosocial trauma that refugee children face after fleeing war and persecution.

Faros is a Christian non-profit organization that provides care and individual support to unaccompanied children and refugee youth in Athens. Its mission is to keep them safe, help them realize their worth, and point them in the direction of a better future. Faros provides unaccompanied children with protection, accommodation, access to legal services, psychosocial support, formal and non-formal education.

Hellenic American College has partnered with Faros since March 2020 to provide educational opportunities for Faros' youth. As part of this program, beneficiaries can take tuition-free classes leading to a General Education Diploma (GED) through Hellenic American College/Hellenic American University.

Information

Venue: Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery, 22 Massalias Street, Athens, Ground floor

Start Date: 15/09/2020

End Date: 30/09/2020

Gallery Hours/Duration: Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, clοsed on Sunday

Admission Fee: Admission is free, observing all the prescribed safety measures.

Images: Photographic material from the photo exhibition “Visions of Hope”