Find below some long overdue pictures, along with my impressions, from Technopolis-Gazi, the main exhibition space for the Athens Photo Festival which I visited last week. For more details on the photo festival see part 1.
|The main square at Technopolis-Gazi, Athens|
The second one is Penelope Koliopoulou, with her double exposed self-portraits of imaginary couples in the grey tones of their daily life. I felt that somehow this was the type of project, and photographs, that can leave a lasting aesthetic mark on you, which they certainly did on me.
Further on, there was, it seemed to me, a whole "Italian invasion" of photographers but in retrospect I realized that it was the fact that all three (that's how many they were) Italian photographers' projects greatly impressed me with their socially and emotionally affecting themes such as the documenting of the blind, socially excluded Cameroonese dwarfs and unusual portraits of city animals. The photographers names were, respectively, Stefano De Luigi, Nicola Lo Calzo and Giacomo Brunelli.
Among the other exhibitions, I mostly remember the ones with the photographs of Stephen Dupont (Raskols-The Gangs of Papua-New Guinea), Jan Banning's Bureaucratics with images of the desks of civil servants from around the world, and Anders Petersen's City Diary.
|Stefano de Luigi - Blanco. Vision of blindness, Technopolis-Gazi, Athens|
|Nicola Lo Calzo - Morgante, Technopolis-Gazi, Athens|
|Exhibition of Stephen Dupont: Raskols-The Gangs of Papua-New Guinea, Technopolis-Gazi, Athens|
|Exhibition of Jan Banning: Bureaucratics, Technopolis-Gazi, Athens|
|Exhibition of Anders Petersen: City Diary, Technopolis-Gazi, Athens|
The Technopolis site itself and the light of dusk also provided some good opportunities for photo shooting on my behalf...
|Οld, restored chimney at Technopolis-Gazi, Athens|
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