"Fragments of Diaspora" centers around the theme of history, migration and the desire to uncover one’s roots. As a first-generation Greek-American, I search for connections between my birthplace and that of my ancestors. The lives of diaspora are filled with nostalgia, a deep yearning for home and the need to create a life away from it.

In this work, I am combining fragments of my photographs together with personal family imagery to reassemble and rework a new collection of memories. My process is not planned or controlled and includes tearing apart prints then combining them again. These physical rips begin to resemble the splitting of families who fled from their homeland due to war or poverty. Many of these images depict symbols of cultural traditions and family bonds as well as feelings of displacement and isolation. Each reconstruction becomes a study of my heritage and allows me to create new memories while simultaneously paying homage to my lineage.

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