Moutafis Giorgos
The Odyssey described uniquely nostos, the deep desire for return in a life interrupted at a homeland waiting. Its contemporary version concerns the torturous refugee exodus, the quest for another life in a distant, unknown place that symbolized prosperity and security. In that framework, the exhibition of MOMus – Thessaloniki Museum of Photography presented in 2016-2017 attempts to illuminate and summarize known and unknown, present and older aspects of the refugee – migration issue, that tests the country’s durability and alerts a sufficient part of the society. The exhibition contains more than 160 works by 26 photographers, most of them active photojournalists, that captured with the particularity of their look the dramatic human adventure that started in the troubled land of other states and was transferred in the Greek territory. The exhibition, the production of which was realized due to the support of the Greek Parliament, was presented in 2017 at Athens Festival and in 2018 at Adelaide Festival, Australia. This digital presentation was realized as a proposal of the Network of Contemporary Culture Museums, is supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, in the framework of the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe and its priorities on human rights.



Alexandros Avramidis – Reuters  
Petros Giannakouris - Associated Press
Louisa Gouliamaki – Agence France Presse
Yiorgos Karahalis – Associated Press
Yiorgos Katsagelos
Alexandros Katsis
Yanis Kolesidis – Εuropean Pressphoto Agency, ΑΠΕ
Yannis Kontos – Polaris
Alkis Kosntantinidis – Reuters
Georgios Makkas – Panos Pictures
Aris Messinis – Agence France Presse
Sakis Mitrolidis – Agence France Presse
Dimitris Michalakis
Yannis Behrakis – Reuters
Giorgos Moutafis
Giannis Papanikos – Fos Photos, Associated Press
Antonis Pasvantis
Nikos Pilos – LAIF
Lefteris Pitarakis – Associated Press
Thanassis Stavrakis – Associated Press
Angelos Tzortzinis
Dimitris Tosidis– INTIME
Kosntantinos Tsakalidis – SOOC
Kostas Tsironis
Milos Bicanski – Getty Images
Enri Canaj

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