PHOTOGRAPHY

Frederica and the Acropolis through Nelly’s lens
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An impressive presentation of 150 original photos by Greek photographer Nelly’s in original prints made by her will be made at the exhibition “Nelly’s – Krasaki Collection,” which opens on Saturday.


Henri Cartier-Bresson | Athens | July 3 – October 27
WHAT'S ON

The Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation (13 Eratosthenous, Pangrati, goulandris.gr) pays homage to legendary French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson with two distinctive exhibitions in collaboration with the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.

His photos exposed a bloody crackdown, but his identity was a secret
THE NEW YORK TIMES

 It is an iconic image — a black-and-white photo of a blood-splattered student being clubbed by a paratrooper medic. It was the first photo to slip through the military cordon around Gwangju, South Korea, in 1980, exposing the brutal suppression of what would be known as the Gwangju Democratization Movement.


Capturing the essence
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The awe-inspiring Kallimarmaro Stadium in Athens without spectators. “I’m not interested in the picturesque, touristic impression,” says landscape and architecture photographer Erieta Attali.


Gobi: The Desert | Athens | April 12-20
WHAT'S ON

Photographer Achilleas Alexandrakis presents “Gobi: The Desert,” a collection capturing the immensity, awe and admiration evoked by the vast, arid region in northern China and southern Mongolia.



Reflecting on Athens’ ‘unfinished’ buildings
CULTURE

The concrete frames of buildings punctuating the urban landscape of Athens is the focus of a year of research by artist and director Maria Lalou and the Danish architect Skafte Aymo-Boot that culminated in the Greek/English book “Unfinished” (Jap Sam Books). 

Moments of Color | Athens | March 15-27
WHAT'S ON

Blank Wall Gallery (55 Fokionos Negri, blankwallgallery.com) presents a group photography exhibition “Moments of Color,” curated by Markos Dolopikos.

Greek capital’s oldest ‘new’ district
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The Church of Agios Nikolaos and the residential area of Neapoli in Athens in 1918. With rare photographic material and contemporary artistic creations, a major exhibition of the Hellenic American Union which opens on Tuesday evening seeks to reintroduce Neapoli.


Tehom | Athens | February 15 – May 19
WHAT'S ON

Renee Revah (b. 1978) tracks the painful journey of the loss of her family members, from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz, in a photography exhibition with texts and videos at the Benaki Museum – Pireos (138 Pireos).

Takis Tloupas: Stories from the basement
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Rare Super 8 footage captured between 1950 and 1980 by Takis Tloupas and unearthed in the basement of his Larissa home by director Kalliopi Legaki inspired her to explore the life of the photographer who gained renown for his black-and-white images of life in the Thessalian city and countryside.