Photography as a means to empower people with cancer
Old Retorts, Technopolis, Municipality of Athens, 18-24 May 2019

The exhibition “Eyes of Light: Focus on Life” presented in the form of art installations, the work from workshops that took place in the cancer support organisations Alma Zois and KEFI, since January of 2019. The workshops focused on promoting the emotional welfare of the participants, in order for them to face the challenges of the illness with a more positive outlook. Especially designed techniques of self-expression and play were utilized through photography.

Furthermore, the project “Cancer Survivors: The Faces of Hope” was presented, aiming in sensitizing the public and challenging stereotypes around cancer. This project brought together cancer survivors with distinguished photographers, and led to a series of portraits that reflect their strength and convey an optimistic message.

Participating photographers: Loukas Vasilikos, Thalia Galanopoulou, Haris Kakarouhas, Athina Kazolea, Demetris Koilalous, Maro Kouri, Alexandros Lambrovasilis, Gina Maragoudaki, Giorgos Moutafis, Socrates Baltagiannis, Aggelos Barai, Orestis Seferoglou, Olga Tzimou, Pavlos Fysakis, Pantelis Zervos.

Under the auspices of the City of Athens

Curators: Dimitra Ermeidou, Dimitra Tsiaouskoglou

Sponsors: START- Create Cultural Change, Technopolis of Municipality of Athens, Photolab Athens, MoveArt
Media Sponsor: Kathimerini


"Cancer Survivors:
The Faces of Hope"
Therapeutic Photography