Rare Photos of Thessaloniki to be Featured in Berlin Exhibition

“On the beach promenade,” circa 1950-58, Sokratis Iordanidis

Thessaloniki, the alluring city of Northern Greece, will be featured in an exhibition at the Museum of European Culture in Berlin starting August 9.

The exhibition “Thessaloniki. Looking at Time Through Moments: Photographs 1900–2017,” will showcase a rare selection of photographs, loaned from museums in the city as well as from private collections.

The city of Thessaloniki, as the museum writes, “has become synonymous with shared European cultural history as well as with historical and contemporary migration. Its multiculturalism and the lively, engaged life of its society are part of its particular attraction.”

“Young men cling to the crowded tram that passes beneath the Roman Galerius Gate on Egnatia Street,” Dimitris Harissiadi

The special month-long exhibition,  will offer visitors an impression of life in Thessaloniki, starting from the end of the 19th century up until today.

The exhibition is curated by the director of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Hercules Papaioannou.

The project is a collaboration between MEK, the Greek embassy in Germany, the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, the Heinrich Boll Stiftung in Thessaloniki, the Centrum Modernes Griechenland at the Freie Universitat Berlin, Hellas Filmbox, the association ‘Respekt fur Griechenland e.V.’, and the Greek communities in Berlin.

The exhibition runs from August 9 through September 9, 2018, at Museum of European Cultures, Berlin (Museum Europaischer Kulturen), Arnimallee 25, 14195, Berlin, Germany.