The fourth-annual Greek Film & Foto Week kicks off in Toronto, Canada today until May 7th.
The year's event titled Identity Crisis, is a week-long photography exhibition, and features North Americans of Greek descent and native Greeks. It is hosted in collaboration with the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival; one of the world's biggest photo festivals.
The theme of this year's exhibit ponders Hellenic identity, as a result of Greece's recent financial turmoil. It is comprised of two pillars; the first centers on work by established and emerging artists of the diaspora who work and reside in North America. Photographs included will reveal an "external" examination of national pride and Greek identification.
The second pillar of Identity Crisis will reveal works by camera persons that live in Greece, and will offer an "internal" perspective. The images will portray firsthand accounts of the crisis, and examine recent alterations on the subject of identity.
The event will be held at The Burroughes, made possible by Greek America Foundation supporter Queen Street Partners. The 2014 Greek Film & Foto Week has been generously supported by Queen Street Partners Founder and CEO Lee Polydor and the Hellenic Heritage Foundation.