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”. As such, they operate within a context of collective identity, representation politics and power. Some do so by employing several contemporary strategies, such as postmodern pastiche, parody, appropriation or seriality, and others by placing their works within a larger historical framework, one related to Greece’s troubled past.
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