Vale: Polixeni Papapetrou

After a prolonged battle with cancer, photographer Polixeni Papapetrou has died at 57.
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Photo of Polixeni Papapetrou via her website

Melbourne photographer and artist Polixeni Papapetrou died last week (11 April) aged 57.

Papapetrou had fought a long battle with breast cancer, which was first diagnosed in 2007. After a period of remission, it returned in 2012. Her survival for a further five years is testament to Papapetrou’s determination and spirit.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina