This article aims to present how Greek photography has interpreted the recent financial crisis. To do so, it focuses on a series of projects which reject easy claims about their documentary value. Instead of being concerned with the events of crisis alone, these works attempt to portray the Greek social landscape, examining issues of national identity which, for most of them, is also “in crisis”.
About Penelope Petsini
Penelope Petsini studied Photography in Athens and UK (University of London, Goldsmiths College –MA in Image and Communication; University of Derby – Phd) sponsored by the State Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.). She is a Doctor of Philosophy in Arts and Humanities, specializing in photography. Her research interests, both in terms of theory and practice, focus on photography and its relation to personal and collective memory, history and politics. She has been an adjunct lecturer in Photography Theory since 2004 (Department of Photography & Audio-visual Arts, TEI of Athens; School of Architecture, University of Patras.) She’s currently the course leader of the Photography course of the Life-Long Education Program, Department of Visual and Applied Arts, University of Western Macedonia.