Χώρa [chōra] is a photographic archive of the spaces of London’s Greek-Cypriot diaspora, chronicling their importance in the preservation of this unique community’s cultural identity
21 - 23 July 2017
Daily 10am - 5pm
Edinburgh Settlement Project
34B Haddington Place
Edinburgh EH7 4AG
Χώρa [chōra] is a photographic archive of the spaces of London’s Greek-Cypriot diaspora.
This exhibition traces one particular family, that of Yianni & Laoura Tryfonos, who migrated to London from Cyprus in the 1950’s, and the restaurant they managed on City Road. Opened in 1972, 'The City Omelette House' gradually became a hub for the Greek-Cypriot community of North London.
In the face of rising anti-immigrant polemic, the images presented in Χώρa depict a vibrant subculture, centred on a unique group of people who travelled from a small island in the Mediterranean with the same vision of prosperity.
The photo archive can be found here