The plight of Greeks in Australia will be explored in a photography exhibition that kicks off at Steps Gallery on 4 January.

The display by Evangelia Konstantinidis, titled “Greeks in Australia“, offers a glimpse into the lives of those who left Greece to migrate to the antipodes. It casts the focus on life in the early days of their migration and how it evolved, and it captures personal stories through the expressions of ten immigrants who left their homeland behind in the hope of a better future for themselves and their children.

Ms Konstantinidis has photographed men and women aged in their 70s and 80s. Their portraits are accompanied by their personal stories that give greater insight into who they are, what they represent and what they managed to achieve.

Ms Konstantinidis’ own family comes from the village of Morfi, Kozani, in Northern Greece.

The exhibition runs from 4-11 February at Steps Gallery, however the official opening will take place on Wednesday, 6 February, with an introduction by Doctor Anne Bennett.

Steps is at 62 Lygon Street, Carlton. Telephone (03) 9650 3577.