Greece by Greeks:
The country through the eyes of its people

Greece, a country of Southeast Europe, is located at the southernmost tip of the Balkan Peninsula. In the northwest it borders with Albania, in the north with northern Macedonia and Bulgaria, and in the northeast with Turkey.

curated & cover photo by Gregory Moutsios

The country consists of a mountainous, peninsular mainland jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea at the southernmost tip of the Balkans and surrounded by three seas, the Aegean, the Ionian and the Libyan. It has a large coastline with a considerable number of islands which are estimated at 2,500, added by specific criteria. According to official estimates of the European Statistical Service, the population of the country as of 1.1.2017 was 10,757,300. Its largest city, hence, its capital is Athens.

Its rich historical and cultural heritage, its tumultuous history and cultural blending that have evolved for millennia, have left unique traces in both the landscape and the social evolution of its people. We can safely say that it is one country with one foot in the East and the other in the West, and not just geographically.

I hereby present the look of six photographers living and working in Greece, starting with Dimitris Kioupritzis, who makes a brief passage from old Greece to modern Greece. Dimitris Giannakaras, who focuses on the Greek summer and its special features. Thanasis Athanassiadis and Lena Siopi, moving at the same wavelength, have their own view of the Greek summer. Anna Papachristou, who captures moments from the Greek countryside and its people. Finally, Satu Korpinen, who explores the daily life of the capital with a distinct immediacy.

 

 

Dimitris Giannakaras

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