Guided tour to “Nelly’s” photographic exhibition


25 May 2023


Benaki Museum Pireos

Pireos 138, Athens


Nelly’s is one of the most celebrated artists of 20th century Greece whose one-of-a-kind photographs taken on the Acropolis are vibrant, vulnerable, and instantly recognizable.
This special tour of the retrospective exhibition of the important Greek photographer Elly Sougioultzoglou-Seraidari (1899-1998), better known as Nelly’s will be carried out by Aliki Tsirgialou, Head of the Benaki Museum Photographic Archives and curator of the exhibition.

The exhibition organizes her photographic oeuvre into three chapters, corresponding to the three cities in which she shaped her photographic point-of-view (Dresden, Athens, New York), illustrates the vast array of themes that triggered her lens during the forty-five years of her professional involvement with the medium. Well-known photographs from her numerous publications are complemented by new and heretofore unseen works, in an attempt to highlight the diverse aesthetic trends that she followed as well as the many techniques with which she experimented, both in black & white and colour. The exhibition is accompanied by magazines, posters, and postcards, which help visitors understand the use of her photographic works in context, as well as rare cinematic footage and some of the photographic equipment that she used in Greece and the U.S.A.


Time: 12:00


*Positions are limited. Bookings are now closed. To get into the waiting list, please send an e-mail to cityfestival@thisisathens.org

Closest Metro Station: Keramikos

Metro to Venue: 5 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility Yes


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