Student Eyes on Thessaloniki
17th Annual Student Photography Exhibition
While Europe continues to churn in the rapids of stony broke, it is important to maintain initiatives that link individuals internationally; especially young people, who represent the future.
CDC is proud to support the 17th Annual Student Photography Exhibition in Greece, which opens on 4 May in the Exhibition Hall of the Architecture Centre of Thessaloniki.
For the first time in its history, the exhibition will include work by students from outside Europe. This year three Australian schools will participate through an invitation extended to CDC by the organisers, the Photographic Centre of Thessaloniki. The schools are Gungahlin College, ACT; Princes Hill Secondary College, Victoria; and Waverley College, NSW.
The aim is to build connections between secondary students in Greece and Australia. The students will not only display their visual creativity in Thessaloniki, but also be encouraged to develop email conversations with their counterparts in the other hemisphere.
The Annual Student Photography Exhibition has already become an institution and 2012 marks the seventeenth consecutive year it has been presented. Over the years the project has involved more than 140 schools and has featured the creativity of more than 1,300 young people.
The exhibition runs to 18 May.
The slide show above presents a small selection of the photographs to be displayed in Thessaloniki.
With many thanks to Julie Davies at Princes Hill Secondary College, Doug Hendry at Gungahlin College and Tanya Schneider at Waverley College for their generous help in coordinating their schools’ submissions.
And my deep appreciation and admiration to Thanassis Raptis and his colleagues at the Photography Centre of Thessaloniki for working to ensure the continuance of this project under difficult circumstances and their kind invitation to connect with the creativity of secondary school students in Australia.