London College of Communication
MA Photography

Awards & Prizes

  • View of Amaseia, Amasya 2011

  • Untitled

  • Untitled (detail)

  • Untitled

Elisavet Tamouridou

State of Things, A Pontic Greek Family Archive

The work is an ongoing project that studies the dynamic of postmemory in relation to the ethnic cleansing and forced uprooting that the Greeks of the Black Sea were subjected to during the formation of the Turkish and Greek nation states in the early twentieth century. It documents a descendant's attempt to retrace her family's lost history and questions the borders between the family album and the archive.

The work looks into the power relations between knowledge, experience and truth that produce an archive and its role in forming identities and national history.