The Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Photography Exhibit
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, March 12-21, 2010
American College of Thessaloniki, March 22 - May 31, 2010
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art Hours: Tue.-Thu.-Sat.: 10:00-18:00, Wed.: 10:00-22:00, Fri.: 10:00-19:00, Sun.: 11:00-15:00, Mon. closed
Organized by: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, American College of Thessaloniki
“Eyes on the World” is a travelling photojournalism exhibit inspired by the tragic death of Greek American photojournalist student Alexia Tsairis, an honor photojournalism student at Syracuse University, victim of the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength –not our weakness. Through grants and scholarships, The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents of change.
The exhibition, composed of 80 photographs, represents a selection of photographic essays and images that identify and explain cultural differences and their political effects on our world community; ones that will reinforce the power of documentary photography to bring about change and bridge the gaps that separate people.
A two day educational Photojournalism Seminar will be held at The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT/Anatolia) on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of March, in conjunction with the photography exhibit. The seminar will be led by: Vincent Alabio, James Dooley, Katerina Mavrona, Dimitri Messinis, Peggy Peazzie, David Sutherland and Francesco Zitola.