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Elisavet Tamouridou

View of Amaseia, Amasya 2011, from the series 'State of Things'(Girls playing during a Pontic Festival in Athens and Amasya landscape, Turkey)

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

In 1922 Tamouridou’s grandparents were forcibly uprooted, migrating to Greece along with 1.5 million Christians of the former Ottoman Empire after a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Ninety years later she travelled to the historical area of Pontus in the Black Sea in an attempt to reconstruct the lost family archive. The work documents a descendant’s attempt to retrace her family’s lost history and questions the borders between the family album and the archive. She interrogates the archive and the power relations between knowledge, experience and truth that form it. The archive's role in forming identities and national history is also scrutinised.

www.elizatamo.com


Untitled 6, from the series 'State of Things'(One of the old houses and a girl of the village, Macka district/ Turkey)

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

In 1922 Tamouridou’s grandparents were forcibly uprooted, migrating to Greece along with 1.5 million Christians of the former Ottoman Empire after a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Ninety years later she travelled to the historical area of Pontus in the Black Sea in an attempt to reconstruct the lost family archive. The work documents a descendant’s attempt to retrace her family’s lost history and questions the borders between the family album and the archive. She interrogates the archive and the power relations between knowledge, experience and truth that form it. The archive's role in forming identities and national history is also scrutinised.

www.elizatamo.com


Untitled 5, from the series 'State of Things' (Folk dance by the Pontic diaspora of Frankfurt)

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

In 1922 Tamouridou’s grandparents were forcibly uprooted, migrating to Greece along with 1.5 million Christians of the former Ottoman Empire after a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Ninety years later she travelled to the historical area of Pontus in the Black Sea in an attempt to reconstruct the lost family archive. The work documents a descendant’s attempt to retrace her family’s lost history and questions the borders between the family album and the archive. She interrogates the archive and the power relations between knowledge, experience and truth that form it. The archive's role in forming identities and national history is also scrutinised.

www.elizatamo.com


Untitled 15, from the series 'State of Things' (Family photograph, Athens and seascape of the Black Sea, Giresun Turkey)

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

In 1922 Tamouridou’s grandparents were forcibly uprooted, migrating to Greece along with 1.5 million Christians of the former Ottoman Empire after a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Ninety years later she travelled to the historical area of Pontus in the Black Sea in an attempt to reconstruct the lost family archive. The work documents a descendant’s attempt to retrace her family’s lost history and questions the borders between the family album and the archive. She interrogates the archive and the power relations between knowledge, experience and truth that form it. The archive's role in forming identities and national history is also scrutinised.

www.elizatamo.com


Untitled 2, from the series 'State of Things' (Boy in Trabzon/Turkey and one of the first schools built for the Anatolian Greek refugees, Athens)

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

In 1922 Tamouridou’s grandparents were forcibly uprooted, migrating to Greece along with 1.5 million Christians of the former Ottoman Empire after a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Ninety years later she travelled to the historical area of Pontus in the Black Sea in an attempt to reconstruct the lost family archive. The work documents a descendant’s attempt to retrace her family’s lost history and questions the borders between the family album and the archive. She interrogates the archive and the power relations between knowledge, experience and truth that form it. The archive's role in forming identities and national history is also scrutinised.

www.elizatamo.com


Untitled 9, from the series 'State of Things' (Parthenopi and Eliza with Liza’s possessions from the Black Sea)

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

In 1922 Tamouridou’s grandparents were forcibly uprooted, migrating to Greece along with 1.5 million Christians of the former Ottoman Empire after a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Ninety years later she travelled to the historical area of Pontus in the Black Sea in an attempt to reconstruct the lost family archive. The work documents a descendant’s attempt to retrace her family’s lost history and questions the borders between the family album and the archive. She interrogates the archive and the power relations between knowledge, experience and truth that form it. The archive's role in forming identities and national history is also scrutinised.

www.elizatamo.com


Untitled 4, from the series 'State of Things' (Full length portrait of Liza -family photograph- and self-portrait of Liza’s granddaughter Eliza)

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

In 1922 Tamouridou’s grandparents were forcibly uprooted, migrating to Greece along with 1.5 million Christians of the former Ottoman Empire after a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Ninety years later she travelled to the historical area of Pontus in the Black Sea in an attempt to reconstruct the lost family archive. The work documents a descendant’s attempt to retrace her family’s lost history and questions the borders between the family album and the archive. She interrogates the archive and the power relations between knowledge, experience and truth that form it. The archive's role in forming identities and national history is also scrutinised.

www.elizatamo.com


Untitled 8, from the series 'State of Things' (Maria on a pilgrimage to Pontus, Pontic Alps, Turkey )

Course: MA Photography, London College of Communication

In 1922 Tamouridou’s grandparents were forcibly uprooted, migrating to Greece along with 1.5 million Christians of the former Ottoman Empire after a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Ninety years later she travelled to the historical area of Pontus in the Black Sea in an attempt to reconstruct the lost family archive. The work documents a descendant’s attempt to retrace her family’s lost history and questions the borders between the family album and the archive. She interrogates the archive and the power relations between knowledge, experience and truth that form it. The archive's role in forming identities and national history is also scrutinised.

www.elizatamo.com


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