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Hazara

Sydney’s western suburbs of Auburn and Merrylands has become home to a thriving community of Afghan Hazaras. Having escaped from from violent persecution in their homeland of Afghanistan, the community still faces many challenges. I began  documenting the Hazara community in 2009 and is continues to work with the community providing support for the newly arrived.

Many of the young people I work with, in particular the Afghans face many questions around identity. Dealing with 3 cultures can be hard to navigate on top of language, housing and schooling issues. Parents born in Afghanistan, children have either grown up or born in Pakistan or Iran and now go to school or work here. Many families strongly encourage their children to maintain that Afghan culture but often after experiencing school here and feeling almost twice removed from the culture ends in a lot of inter-generational conflict.

This edit below is the one I shared on my instagram (https://www.instagram.com/georgevoulgaropoulos/) but I also wanted to share it here on the blog as a record

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Haldon St, Lakemba

Aaaaaaand I’m back. Welcome to the new (old) blog! Now under the new address of georgev.com.au. Feel free to share :) In an attempt to free myself of any constraints, I will now be posting to this address. I will include photographs from my ongoing walks around the western suburbs of Sydney and photographs from my new body of work.

 

Quarter acre block

In this time of expensive housing, many young professionals are opting to put their savings into managed funds and then rent in the inner city, choosing lifestyle over owning a house. There are many people whose dream is to own the quarter acre block, driving them further west in search for the great Australian dream. “Sydney’s fastest growing suburb”, according to the billboard, is Oran Park. Situated around 12km north west of Campbelltown and 35 kms south of Penrith, this following photographs were taken in Oran Park, Campbelltown and Penrith.

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Children of Auburn

I have just created a small trade book via Blurb. It’s a zine style notebook printed in black & white on cream un-coated paper. I have also made the iPad/iPhone formatted eBook free to download.

The book consists of a curated 20 images all from my early black & white film photos.

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