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PERCEPTION versus

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Opening Weekend Schedule Friday, May 4th | 7 pm to 9 pm Short Night: An evening of short films *Screening of finalists from our 48-hour short film contest The Mother of All Cities – Submitted by Alexis Thanassekos I Found You – Submitted by Marina Constantinou #Pseudocracy – Submitted by Philippos Balabanos White & Blue – Submitted by Stelios Tatakis Stripes – Submitted by Yvoni Lada Fifth Avenue – Submitted by Anthoula Katsimatides O Tharraleos (The Courageous One) – Submitted by Demetri Douzenis Variance – Submitted by Sarrah Adamopoulou *Screening of “The Foreigner”: A short film directed by UCLA Graduate student Alethea Avramis, shot on location in Greece as part of her MFA thesis film project and supported by the Greek America Foundation *Screening of “Light Blue and Orange” & Director’s talk: The first film directed by Stefanos Sitaras when he was 13 years old. It won over a dozen awards and accolades at film festivals globally. He will be on hand to talk about his film*.

*The appearance of Stefanos Sitaras from Athens, Greece is made possible by a generous grant from Mr. Manos Petrellis WHERE: Jackman Hall Theater | Art Gallery of Ontario | 317 Dundas Street West Saturday, May 5th | 5 pm to 7 pm Foto Exhibit Opening Night *Exhibition and opening reception *Featured photographer and special guest Constantine Manos (Magnum). *Tribute to Chris Hondros (Getty Images)

*Greek wines provided by the Kolonaki Group (Steve Kriaris). Food by Chris Kalisperas, Executive Chef of Brassaii Restaurant WHERE: The Burroughes Building | 639 Queen Street West Sunday, May 6th | 1 pm to 3pm D-Day (Documentary, that is) *Screening and talk of “Krisis”: featuring the acclaimed Greek documentary and presentation by filmmakers Nikos Katsaounis and Nina Maria Paschalidou. WHERE: Jackman Hall Theater | Art Gallery of Ontario | 317 Dundas Street West

*The appearance of Katsaounis and Paschalidou from Athens, Greece is made possible by a generous grant from Dr. Marie Bountrogianni & family


Exhibit Theme PUBLIC: CELEBRATING STILL AND MOVING PICTURES This year, the call for submissions to photographers for Greek Film and Foto Week asked to consider understanding reality through perception, taking as a starting the idea of 'the image' from Plato's The Allegory of the Cave. In the story, the Ancient Greek philosopher describes a situation where prisoners are chained to a wall in a cave, unable to turn their heads and look around. A fire burns casting shadows of puppets that a puppeteer is holding in front of the flames. The prisoners see only the shadows cast by the puppets, never the objects creating these images. Their understanding of form and reality is based on what they see and hear. This year the CONTACT Festival investigates public, and social and political issues shaped by experiences of 'publicness'. The thoughtful selection of exhibitions, installations and events builds a Festival that "highlights how photography shapes collective experience and makes things public" – a celebration of the medium that is proven to be able to influence our collective identity.

Exhibition Schedule May 6-12, 2012 Exhibition Open to the General Public Sunday, May 6, 2012 11 am to 6 pm Monday, May 7 through Friday May 11, 2012 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, May 12 10 am to 12 pm WHERE: The Burroughes Building | 639 Queen Street West


Exhibition Curators

Maria Kanellopoulos received a BDes from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has worked as an Exhibitions Coordinator since 2009. Her experience includes mounting and touring exhibitions, and hosting programming events including film screenings, musical and theatre performances, and educational tours workshops.

After an eight year career in marketing Voula Monoholias left the corporate world to pursue her passions for photography, travel and people. Her desire to photograph street life in cities around the world is the focus of her practice: "I have a lot of love and intrigue for city life; how and where citizens live, their daily rituals, and interactions with each other in the public space. My photos capture the human side and emotion of a city. It’s a visceral experience and one that I share through photography. The street is life."


Curatorial Statement Greek Film & Foto Week 2012 brings together work by over 20 contemporary artists of Hellenic heritage to celebrate the still and moving image. Presented in the historic revival Burroughes Building during CONTACT, GFFW 2012 is the Foundation's second annual public exhibition of artists working in a photobased medium. The Film presentation introduces acclaimed shorts and the feature documentary Krisis, a 62-minute feature documentary addressing the economic crisis in Greece. The Foto component features photographers who consider the camera image as mediator of public reality – the selection of work celebrates heritage, personal identity, international landscapes, and stories of Greece. Featuring prints by acclaimed Magnum Photographer Constantine Manos, and a special tribute to photojournalist Chris Hondros (1970-2011), works include conceptual projects, photojournalism, street photography and iPhoneography. This year CONTACT Festival investigates social and political issues shaped by experiences of 'publicness'. Our hope is that the selection of work presents stories intending to promote discussion about our role as public citizens. Raised in a Greek household with strong connections to Greece, our upbringing has been largely influenced by a lifetime of exposure to Greek culture, education, tradition and many experiences and memories. Today as we see Greece fight through difficult times, we are consumed with conflicting messages of the idyllic country that many know and love. We aim to remind the world of the positive impact from Greece and its citizens, and continue to explore new ideas to contribute in positive, creative ways. This exhibition is presented by the Greek America Foundation, along with Lee Polydor and The Burroughes Building. Thank you to Getty Images, Gregory Pappas and Despina Kreatsoulas for making this possible. Special thanks to all photographers. Maria Kanellopoulos, Curator Voula Monoholias, Curator In honor of Chris Hondros, Senior Getty Images Photographer (1970-2011)


From Gregory C. Pappas Founder & Chairman Greek America Foundation

The Greek America Foundation is a non-profit organization that I founded in 1997 with a mission to "promote, preserve and perpetuate the Greek culture, history and heritage in the Americas." With a series of publications, programs, concerts, special events and institutional endeavors, the Foundation seeks to bring elements of Greek culture, history and heritage—also known as Hellenism—to the forefront of mainstream America, making it a relevant component of our followers' everyday life.

Our goal from the beginning has been to break stereotypes, not plates. The ideals we espouse as an organization are central to our DNA as Greeks. They are core components of our heritage like innovation (kainotomia), paideia, and philanthropia—things we often take for granted as we allow baklava and Zorba to overcome our psyche and define our character. The Hellenic Legacy Scholarship fund sends students to Greece for full-semester study abroad experiences at US-accredited academic institutions and our internship program offers life-changing experiences to students to live and work abroad for an entire summer, simultaneously expanding their professional networks and opportunities for personal growth. Paideia and personal growth for the young people of our community is core to our mission. The Gabby Awards (Greek America’s Best and Brightest Stars) have become our signature event that celebrates arête (excellence) and honors individuals who have touched their industries and those around them. Our Forty Under 40 awards recognize young leaders from throughout North America who not only strive for excellence in all they do, but who serve their communities through emphasis on philanthropy and community service. Our National Innovation Conference is an international gathering of opinion leaders, business people and innovators who, together with an audience of like-


minded people, create a modern day Athenian agora where ideas are exchanged. The Foundation also publishes Greek America Magazine, the continent’s most widely circulated periodical for followers of all things Greek. The magazine is published four times a year and features a diverse range of stories consistent with the mission of the Foundation, as well as news and announcements for the Foundation's donors and supporters. We have received broad support by thousands of donors, supporters and those who share our vision throughout North America, making the Greek America Foundation one of the most progressive and active organizations on the continent. This festival—now in its second year and growing, was the brainchild of a foundation supporter from Toronto: Lee Polydor, whose vision and support have enabled the growth of Greek Film & Foto Week into a major cultural institution. None of this would be possible without his personal vision and support, as well as that of his company, Queen Street Partners. Furthermore, without the additional support from Dr. Marie Bountrogianni and her family and Manos Petrellis, this dynamic series of events that complement the weekend could not have been possible. We are thrilled with the new relationship we are forming with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, who are also financial sponsors of our efforts and important partners in what we strive to accomplish. Finally, the people of the Greek America Foundation who donate their talents and time to our cause is what differentiates us from everyone else. We have an army of dedicated people who support this vision, including Toronto natives Voula Monoholias and Maria Kanellopoulos who have meticulously curated this show. They have spent endless time selecting, writing, corresponding with artists and ensuring that Greek Film & Foto Week is a world-class exhibition.


Š Tom Avramis 2011

Tom 'ThanaZ' Avramis TITLE: O Kritikos

A first generation Greek-American, born in Tucson, AZ, Athanasios Avramis (aka ThanaZ) grew up in a traditional Greek-American community retaining strong Greek values. ThanaZ proudly holds strong nostalgia for his childhood, arising from his strong Greek upbringing. Avramis describes his Cretan Sfakian / roots as contributing to the perfect merging of warrior/poet, and are a strong influence in his artistic practice. Coming from a lineage of priests, Avramis was ordained an Orthodox priest in his mid-twenties. Believing he has more potential to give to his community as a lay person, he now works in the social services non-profit sector, giving back to society and the most vulnerable of persons. His love of photography is his focal point, his anchor, and refuge. Avramis takes thousands of images of his favorite subjects: Greece and people whose eyes reflect the depth of Hellenic history and heritage: "My two passions when I peer through a camera lens.� Avramis now calls the San Francisco Bay Area his home.


Š Elena Balkos 2011

Elena Balkos TITLE: Maldives #4. From the series Maldives Light SERIES: Maldives Light

Elena Balkos has been capturing images for 15 years. She states: "I see the world through a viewfinder. When exploring far out places, I am never without camera. Different cultures and different places excite me. Perspective is everything. With this in mind, I set out to capture the commonplace, the unusual and everything in between." Elena lives and works out of Toronto, and is a lawyer by trade.


Š Janelle Burch

Janelle Magdalene Burch TITLE: Minds Precipice

"When she closes her eyes, her mind is flooded with abstract fractals, flowing into and out of each sequence – wild ideas she could never hope to capture, scintillating scenes impossible to recreate." Janelle Burch invests her energy into focusing on the more quiet moments in life: subtle romance inherent in stillness. She is an emerging photographer working in wedding and fine art photography with a background in literature and photography. Janelle's origins lie in Lesvos, Greece - the birthplace of Sappho.


Š Katerina Chronopoulos 2010

Katerina Chronopoulos TITLE: Soldier Bug

Katerina Chronopoulos graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2006. She pursued a career in the Advertising Industry and was hired on as an art director and designer at Gee Jeoffrey and Partners. Afterwards, she traveled to Bermuda for career opportunities while also exploring the island as a Photographer. Inspired by her trip, she returned to Toronto eager to continue her awoken passion of photography in her own city. She quickly met opportunities, including working with JPC Post Studios to organize a Fashion Photo Shoot event, which included three distinct models wearing clothing and accessories provided by Fashion Crimes and fiveoseven. Katerina was also the sports photographer for indoor soccer league USIL for the winter season. Her artistic interests primarily include Toronto scenes and the beauty of nature. She was proud to have been an artist amongst the GAF's first group exhibition of Greek Foto Week during CONTACT 2011. Currently, Katerina exhibits her work in artists galleries, various Starbucks locations across the GTA and most recent in Madfactory Boutique & Salon.


Š Irene Dongas

Irene Dongas TITLE: Untitled

Irene Dongas is an artist born and currently residing in Toronto, Canada. She attended the Toronto School of Art and a graduate of the University of Toronto undergraduate Visual Studies program with a focus on painting, photography, and interactive media. This is her first public exhibition outside of the academic field. Her influences include 15th and 16th century European portraiture, classical comedies, contemporary satire. Having pursued various careers outside her artistic practice, she is currently returning to painting and photography, working on her thesis that looks at the interaction between architectural spaces and the personal, spiritual connections with the bodies that occupy them. For more information, feel free to contact via email at irenedongas@gmail.com.


Š Constantina 'Koko' Exahros 2011

Constantina 'Koko' Exarhos TITLE: Battleship Grey

Constantina Exarhos is a 1st Generation Greek Canadian. It defines who she is personally and professionally, having strong community ties both Greek and otherwise. Koko studied film and photography in College, and received her BA from Concordia in Human Relations, exploring the human element of socialization, corporate attitudes and organizational development. With her iPhoneography now on Greeting Cards, Koko draws inspiration from the ability to Give. Her company, 3 GRACES GALLERY is the culmination of her years experience, values and hopes for a meaningful existence. Koko lives and works in Montreal, QC.


Š Niko J. Kallianiotis 2011

Niko J. Kallianiotis TITLE: Section Closed SERIES: Astorica

Niko Kallianiotis was born in Kozani, Greece, in 1973. In 1997 he moved to the United States where he studied photography at Luzerne County Community College and Marywood University. He started his career as a newspaper photographer, first as a freelance photographer at The Times Leader, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and then as a staff photographer at The Coshocton Tribune in Coshocton Ohio, and then at The Watertown Daily Times in Watertown New York, near the border with Canada. After leaving the newspaper business he continued to be an editorial freelance photographer. He is currently enrolled in the Photography, Video, and Related Media M.F.A. program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a freelance photographer for The New York Times. He currently works on a documentary project about Astoria, the Greek community and investigates the diversity of this unique place, once the center of Hellenism in North America. Another ongoing project is street life in America in relation to street life in Greece. Niko lives and works in New York City.


© Georgia Kirkos

Georgia Kirkos TITLE: Alexander Watches

Georgia Kirkos has been a professional photographer for over fifteen years, working in various aspects of the field. Georgia works with a range of corporate and private clients including Rogers Cable, Molson Coors, Scotiabank, CHUM Radio, Toyota, the Nuremberg Opera House, Skazmos Theatre, Gaiety Magazine, and Mansfield Press. She has been entrusted with shooting luminaries, including President George W. Bush, premier dancer Rex Harrington, singer Jann Arden, writers Robert Munsch and Wayson Choy, political activists Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell (the Canadian couple behind the world’s first legal gay marriage), and Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino. Kirkos worked as the studio manager of Reportage Photography, Canada’s first documentary photo studio, which holds the largest archive of weddings shot in a photojournalistic style. In this position, she gained experience in the business aspect of the field, managing major photo shoots and a team of twenty photographers. Georgia currently teaches photography in Toronto, and is working on a series about the Greek community of Toronto.


© Nicholas Komodore 2011

Nicholas Komodore TITLE: Antistasis SERIES: Astorica

Nicholas Komodore is a Greek poet, photographer and filmmaker. He was born in New York, and grew up in Athens, where he earned his B.Sc in international politics and economics from the University of Piraeus. He returned to New York to study cinema and photography at Brooklyn College. In 2011 he earned his M.F.A in Directing at San Francisco State University. Nicholas is the artist behind Mayakov+sky, an audiovisual, collaborative platform where he fuses his compositions in music, photography, poetics and cinema. He is also the author of the forthcoming book Amphoteric Poems, and in the Fall of 2012 plans to publish the first issue of the poetry journal Ύβρισ Ακατα*αύστωσ (Hubris Restlessly). Nicholas currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.


Š Tony Koukos 2011

Tony Koukos TITLE: Gallery 045

Travel photographer Tony Koukos has visited 38 countries including Italy, Cuba, Australia, Thailand, Morocco, Japan, Turkey, Croatia, Brazil, and Argentina. He regularly ventures to corners of the world to find inspiration and seek new subject matter. Every year he returns to Greece to revisit his roots and capture beautiful imagery of the Greek Isles. As a world travel photographer Tony is looking forward to travelling to Africa and India, and continue to captivate his audience with new images. Tony currently lives and works in Toronto, ON.


Š Chrissa Markos

Chrissa Markos TITLE: The Path

Chrissa Markos was born in Boston to a Greek immigrant family from Sparta. After completing high school she moved to Greece immersing herself in her native culture and language. Chrissa completed college at La Verne University in Athens. She studied business, taught Greek and English, and worked as a translator for various publications. Her interest in photography grew while traveling extensively around the Greek countryside, purposefully seeking remote villages and lives. In 2003 she returned to Boston to attend New England School of Photography and pursue her passion professionally. Today, Chrissa resides in Boston with her husband and son and works as a professional photographer.


© George Notis 2011

George Notis TITLE: Thira Colours

George Notis was born in Toronto Canada, to Greek immigrant parents who instilled strong family support structure, placing value in Greek heritage and culture. George believes this was the catalyst for his interest in the arts. Throughout academia his interest in art and my heritage grew together. An influential text George often returns to is: “εἰ µὴ οἶσθα ὁ*όθεν ἔρχῃ, οὐκ οἶσθα ὅ*οι ἔρχῃ.” / “If You Don't Know Where You Come From, You Don't Know Where You're Going”. After completing his BFA at York University, George began travelling to Greece each summer exploring his family past and heritage more in depth. He then began travelling around Europe and North America. Since then George has developed and created a social media brand-marketing platform for venues in Canada and Europe – iClub. Further exploring social media marketing, Sip Click was created to advertise and create brand loyalty for several fashion lines. His current focus and passion is in Fashion and Special Event photography, but still enjoys landscape photography for days of leisure.


Š Alexi Papalexopoulos 2012

Alexi Papalexopoulos TITLE: Kelsey

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Alexi Papalexopoulos, found his passion at a young age. Working in photography or film production, Alexi stays focused on productive and creative projects. Alexi studies the work of his mentor, who influences, inspires, and guides him through his lifelong journey as an artist. His care and understanding towards the arts and storytelling helped discover and develop his unique artistic style at an early age. He has an outstanding ability to tell stories through his directorial vision, voice, and photography background. Alexi has received awards for his short films, and placed in numerous film festivals nation wide. Currently, he is finishing his last year at The USC School of Cinematic Arts. Upon graduating, Alexi plans to develop his first feature length motion picture.


Š Krist Papas 2011

Krist Papas TITLE: Make-Up #4 SERIES: Make-Up

Krist Papas is a photographer from Toronto, Canada. In 2008 Krist was selected to participate in the first Magnum photo agency workshop in Toronto. He has used the portrait to communicate what is presented by individuals in their everyday lives. Through his blog www.whatsyourpersona.com, Krist has photographed over 300 portraits documenting the street fashion of people across Toronto. Krist has exhibited his portrait project in Toronto and has contributed to various publications such as the Photography Youth Music Culture Archive UK and Vogue.com. Krist lives in Toronto.


Š Christine Roditis 2007

Christine Roditis TITLE: Lull SERIES: Lonescapes

Christine Roditis is a photographer and traditional artist based out of Ajax, Ontario. She is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto with a BA in Studio Art. Often drawing inspiration from themes within Romantic and Modern literature, her work is an exploration of both the vast landscapes of nature and of the mind. Her work confronts issues of and relationships between conceptions of reality, transience, space and the self.


Š James Roditis 2012

James Roditis TITLE: The Cloud of the Edge

James Roditis originally studied photography and video/film at Seneca College in Toronto. He began with an apprenticeship in product photography but later changed career paths to the pre-press and graphic design industry. In recent years, his passion for photography has been rekindled and now devotes most of his time toward artistic endeavors.


Š Kirk Stratakos 2010

Kirk Stratakos TITLE: Sunny South Facing Views of Lake SERIES: Decommissioned

Kirk Stratakos is a self taught photographer, who enjoys the solitude of the art. He describes, "When I grip my camera my pulse slows, my pupils dilate. I have been doing this for years. I will be doing this for much longer. I will remain a student of the craft. Kirk lives and works in Toronto, ON.


© Dean J. Tatooles 2011

Dean J. Tatooles TITLE: Elephant

Dean J. Tatooles is a Greek American photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. He is the proud descendant of the Tatoulis family hailing from Kastri on his father’s side and the Korbakis family from Tripoli on his mother’s side. Specializing in fine art panoramic landscape photography, wildlife photography, and indigenous portraiture from remote locations around the world, Dean has travelled across all seven continents. He hopes his work will transport his audience to another time and place, and bring a sense of adventure and freedom. His company, Southern Cross Galleries is named after the constellation and is only visible from below the Equator. He works with professional Nikon DSLR equipment for wildlife and portraiture, and Linhof Technorama 617 SIII panoramic camera for landscapes. He creates each individual print in his own lab for full creative control. To see more of Dean’s work or purchase his art, visit his website at www.southerncrossgalleries.com


Š voulavous 2011

voulavous TITLE: Untitled (Le Bateau Lavoir)

Voula Monoholias is a business marketing graduate who left the corporate world to pursue her passion for the arts. She visits various cities pursuing her passions for photography, people and travel - living her dream and inspiring others to live theirs. This is the first show Voula has participated in as a curator.


FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

CONSTANTINE MANOS Constantine Manos was born in South Carolina to Greek immigrant parents. His photographic career began when he was 13, in the school camera club, and within a few years he was a professional photographer. At the age of 19 he was hired as the official photographer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. During this time he attended the University of South Carolina, graduating in 1955 with a BA in English Literature. After military service, he moved to New York, where he worked for Esquire, Life and Look. His book Portrait of a Symphony, on the Boston Symphony Orchestra, was published in 1961. For the next three years, he lived in Greece, producing work that resulted in A Greek Portfolio, first published in 1972 and an award-winner at Arles and at the Leipzig Book Fair. In 1963 Manos joined Magnum Photos. Manos's work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago, the George Eastman House in Rochester, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. His book Bostonians, which celebrates the people of that city, was published in 1974. A new edition of A Greek Portfolio was published in 1999, accompanied by a major exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens. In 1995 Manos's American Color was published, and in 2003 he was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence for his continuing work on that project.


TRIBUTE

CHRIS HONDROS (1970 - 2011) Gifted photographer and philanthropist, Chris Hondros died while on assignment in Libya in 2011. He was an American Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist born in New York City to immigrant Greek and German parents. Chris covered most of the world's major conflicts since the late 1990s, including wars in Kosovo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kashmir, the West Bank, Iraq, and Liberia. His work appeared on the covers and pages of dozens of acclaimed magazines and major American newspapers. Hondros received numerous awards, including multiple honors from World Press Photo in Amsterdam, the International Pictures of the Year Competition, the Visa Pour L'Image in France, and the John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club. In 2004 Chris was a Nominated Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for his work in Liberia. In 2006 he won the Robert Capa Gold Medal, war photography's highest honor, for his work in Iraq. Chris was named a 2007 "Hero of Photography" by American Photo magazine, and was a 2008 National Magazine Award finalist. He was a senior staff photographer for Getty Images. This tribute, supported and authorized by Getty Images, includes three of his iconic images of a young Liberian soldier, in the heat of battle during that country's civil war in July of 2003. The second and third images in the series are of the same young man, when Chris returned to Liberia in October of 2005 after the war. Hondros-- typical of him to care so much about those he filmed photographed the young Liberian soldier-turned-student at the same location after paying his tuition so that he could complete high school. Getty's editors selected these images because they compliment the work of the Greek America Foundation's scholarship fund, which also places a value on young people's education. The images on display at Greek Film & Foto Week will be auctioned and proceeds will be split between the Greek America Foundation's scholarship endowment fund and the Chris Hondros Fund, which supports young people following in Chris' footsteps with grants and scholarships. Visit the auction at www.biddingforgood.com/gaf Š Getty Images


48 hour short film contest Congratulations to our finalists of our 48 hour short film contest. These filmmakers were given the challenge to shoot, edit and complete a short film in 48 hours or less not knowing in advance what the required elements were, nor the date they would have to commence shooting. Symbolically, the contest took place over the weekend of March 25th - Greek Independence Day throughout the world and the required component was a Greek flag. The finalists and winners were selected by an international jury: Maria Nicolacakis Co-Director San Francisco Greek Film Festival Kleon Skourtis Co-Director San Francisco Greek Film Festival Nikos Franghias Director Chicago Greek Film Festival Theo Alexander Actor Peter Economides Owner & Founder, Strategic Brand Consultancy, Felix BNI Kary Antholis President, HBO Miniseries & Oscar winning filmmaker George Bovis Film afficianado


Short Film Finalists The Mother of All Cities Submitted by Alexis Thanassekos I Found You Submitted by Marina Constantinou #Pseudocracy Submitted by Philippos Balabanos White & Blue Submitted by Stelios Tatakis Stripes Submitted by Yvoni Lada Fifth Avenue Submitted by Anthoula Katsimatides O Tharraleos (The Courageous One) Submitted by Demetri Douzenis Variance Submitted by Sarrah Adamopoulou

You can view all of these short films on our website at www.greekamerica.org/gffw


Constantine Manos (Magnum) Images from his “Greek Portfolio� series are available for sale after the exhibition. Please visit www.greekamerica.org to purchase. Proceeds to benefit our scholarship endowment fund and other worthwhile projects of the Greek America Foundation.


Constantine Manos (Magnum) Images from his “American Color� series are available for sale after the exhibition. Please visit www.greekamerica.org to purchase. Proceeds to benefit our scholarship endowment fund and other worthwhile projects of the Greek America Foundation.


Online Auction Participating photographers generously donated a piece for an online auction which will run through the end of the exhibition. All proceeds will benefit the Greek America Foundation’s philanthropic programs. Specific details about frame, size and paper are available at www.biddingforgood.com/gaf

Artist: Alexi Papalexopoulos Title: Ari (Marina Del Rey, CA) Medium: Digital Print Dimensions: 2’ x 3’ Date: 2012 Value $250 USD

Artist: Chrissa Markos Title: The Path Medium: Digital Print Dimensions: 16” x 20" Date: 2005 Value $500 USD

Artist: James Roditis Title: The Cloud of the Edge Medium: Inkjet on Epson archival paper Dimensions: 42” X 22" Date: 2012 Value $490 USD

Artist: George Notis Title: Thira Colours Medium: Cold Press Bright Dimensions: 30" x 20" Date: 2011 Value: $400 USD

Visit the auction at www.biddingforgood.com/gaf


Artist: Dean J. Tatooles Title: Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Medium: Large Format Panoramic Print, Linhof Technorama 617S III Dimensions: 48" x 16" Date: 2006 Value: $1,250 USD

Artist: Krist Papas Title: Make-Up #4 Medium: C-Print Dimensions: 11� X 14� Date: 2011 Value:

Artist: Nicholas Komodore Title: Antistasis (Athens, Greece) Medium: Digital Print Dimensions: 12" x 18" Date: 2011 Value: $500 USD

Artist: Constantina "Koko" Exarhos Title: For The Glory Medium: Photo Paper Dimensions: 18" x 18" Date: 2011 Value: $400 USD


Online Auction

Artist: Yiorgos Kordakis Title: HIPLA #1 Medium: Inket Albument print Dimensions: 12” X 12” Date: 2012 Value: $1,200 USD

Artist: Janelle Burch Title: Virgin Dimensions: 16" x 20" Date: 2009 Value: $160 USD

Artist: Tony Koukos Title: Island Textures Medium: Canvas Giclee prints Dimensions: 14" x 14" Value: $250 USD

Additional pieces are up for auction online at Bidding for Good

Visit the auction at www.biddingforgood.com/gaf


SPECIAL THANKS Lee Polydor, Founder & CEO, Queen Street Partners Hellenic Heritage Foundation Dr. Marie Bountrogianni and family Manos Petrellis, Founder & CEO, INNOClean Inc., GumGone, GraffitiGone, Canfran Global Chris Kalisperas, Executive Chef, Brassaii Restaurant Steve Kriaris, CEO of the Kolonaki Group Talin Maltepe and Sevan Art Gallery for framing services Getty Images Despina M. Kreatsoulas Director of Projects and Exhibitions Greek America Foundation Brandon A. Wilson Chief Operating Officer Greek America Foundation Marina Bifsha, Intern Media Partner:

www.pappaspost.com



Greek Film & Foto Week 2012