Greek photographer Margarita Mavromichalis, First solo exhibition held in Japan – ‘INTERNAL SPACE’

Margarita Mavromichalis, who is active all over the world, will be holding her first photo exhibition in Tokyo. At the exhibition, she presents a series of 18 photographs which are created from 2019 to 2023.

For the works, she attempts to portray an ʻinnerʼ reality by arranging deliberate and precise vignettes within the setting of her home. These images express the psychological confinement resulting from the Corona pandemic: isolation from the outside world, reversal of daily life, and the resulting lack of communication and inward focus ̶ which created a profound introversion.

'INTERNAL SPACE' by Margarita Mavromichalis
‘INTERNAL SPACE’ by Margarita Mavromichalis

Margarita Mavromichalis, a Greek photographer who speaks five languages, says, “Photography is a universal language.” She likes to think that photography is her second language, as it’s a universal language, one that is understood by all across the world and conveys messages in the most powerful way

Unfortunately, Japanese is not among the five languages she speaks. However, I would like you to communicate with her world through the universal language- photography.

'INTERNAL SPACE' by Margarita Mavromichalis
‘INTERNAL SPACE’ by Margarita Mavromichalis
'INTERNAL SPACE' by Margarita Mavromichalis
‘INTERNAL SPACE’ by MargaritaMavromichalis

About solo exhibition


Author: Margarita Mavromichalis (photographer from Greece)

Period: November 1st to 11th, 2023

Opening: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 15:00-19:00

Venue: Tarohei Shogain Exhibition Room

Location: 1-7-12 Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Margarita Mavromihalis official website:


Born in Athens (1965) to a family of many generations of diplomats. From a young age she has traveled the world and currently lives 

and works in Tokyo, where her husband is the Ambassador of Greece. She is passionate about portraiture and street photography 

around the world because she feels that human beings are the “pulse” of a country. Margarita studied photography at the 

International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York from 2011 to 2014. Since 2011, every year she has photographed the local

people in Varanisi, the holy Indian city on the Ganges River. For the past 10 years she has also photographed portraits of the people 

in the cities she has lived and visited. During the corona crisis, she began the project of self-portraits, which will be the focus of her 

first Tokyo exhibition in November 2023.

Professional Accomplishments:

2023, Grand Prize for Japan, “Japan Through Diplomatsʼ Eyes” Annual Award

2023, Nominated for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award

2021, Silver medal, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), annual international competition.

2021 (Dec.) to 2022 (Jan), exhibited at the 6th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Barcelona

2021, Tokyo International Foto Awards, Jury Top 5 Selection/Official Selection: “As Time Stood Still”

2020 and 2018, Winner of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award

2020 and 2018, Finalist at the Miami Street Photography Festival

2019, nominated for the Prix Pictet Award

2019, Gold medal, Budapest International Foto Awards

2016, 9th Pollux Award

Her photographs are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York and the Brooklyn Historical Society.Her 

photos have been displayed in exhibitions in: Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, London, Athens, Budapest, New York, Boston, and San Diego. 

Her photos have also been included in many photography publications, including: teNeues, Prestel and Hoxton Mini Press. instagram@tita_mavro

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