Andrew O’Carroll

HERE LIES SYRIZA, IN WHOM WE ONCE BELIEVED…

ΕΝΤΗΑ ΚΑΙΤΑΙ Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, ΠΟΥ ΚΑΠΟΤΕ ΕΣΤΗΡΙΖΑ

This project seeks to give some insight into the ideas, beliefs, emotion and identities of 18-24 year olds living in Athens, Greece, amongst the European economic crisis. The work features self-portraits, taken by the individuals themselves, of 100 18-24 year olds living in Athens. The images feature along side the July referendum voting form (in which 85% of voters in this age range voted No to accepting terms and conditions of austerity requested in accordance with bail-out loans supplied by EU members, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank) on which the individuals have written their opinions about Athens, Europe, the new and controversial anti-austerity party Syriza, and their future. The project meets with many individuals across a spectrum of views: fascists, anarchists, activists, squatters, communists, policemen, soldiers, lawyers, students, unemployed individuals, those studying abroad, shop workers, and farmers.

I have a BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins and an MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the London College of Communication. My work combines my skills as a designer and journalist to create work whose focus is story and narrative rather than media. I am interested in activism and creating subversive, expressive stories.

 

 

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