Saturday, 13 September 2014

Φωτογραφικές αναμνήσεις

Μια ενδιαφέρουσα έκθεση φωτογραφιών, με θέμα «Φωτογραφικές αναμνήσεις της σύγχρονης Ελλάδας», θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Hellenic Centre (16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS), από την Τετάρτη 8 Οκτωβρίου έως την Κυριακή 16 Νοεμβρίου 2014.

Οι φωτογραφίες είναι έργα του Κώστα Μπαλάφα. Costas Balafas is one of the post-war humanist photographers whose work determined the course of Greek photography. His photographs are a unique testimony of Greek history and society, where the struggles of the ordinary Greeks in their daily life feature predominantly.

The residents of the remote villages of Epirus, his birthplace, and especially the women of Epirus, who fight for survival under the harshest conditions, occupy a special place in his work. In the photographs exhibited at the Hellenic Centre, Balafas, employing the admiration of a small child and the intuition of an artist, depicts the pulse of Greek life and space, ranging from the salt pits in the Ionian islands to the lignite mines in Aliveri and from the sheepfolds in Epirus to the ironworks in Athens.

Free entry. Private view with a short introductory talk by Aliki Tsirgialou, Benaki Museum on Tuesday 7 October at 7.30 pm.

The exhibition is open on Saturdays 11am - 3pm. For opening hours at other times please ring the office 02074875060.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Benaki Museum, Athens.

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