Cultural

Wolf Suschitzky: Voyage in Greece in the 60’s
N. Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery |


Wolf Suschitzky. Ταξίδι στην Ελλάδα του ‘60
(Wolf Suschitzky: Voyage in Greece in the 60’s)
Photographer Wolf Suschitzky was in Greece in the ‘60s and has captured through his lens the Greek scenery, and the occupations and traditions surrounding it shortly before it was inevitably altered. Therefore, his photographs are not only a record but also a nostalgic impression of forsaken Greece.

This exhibition comprises 48 original black-and-white photographs, all printed by Suschitzky himself. With the exception of three photographs belonging to the photography archive of the Ghika Gallery, a gift Suschitzky made to N. H. Ghika, the rest of the photographs come from the photographer’s personal collection and are exhibited in Greece for the first time.

The photographs of Skiathos predominate in the exhibition. They depict locals, known and unknown, rural scenes, and celebrations accompanying weddings and christenings. Suschitzky’s acquaintance with painter John Craxton will subsequently take him to Hydra, in N. Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas’ mansion, where he will photograph both artists. The exhibition is completed by sceneries of the Acropolis that Suschitzky reflects in admiration, exploiting the intense light and the interesting shadings it creates.

The short-story film Mikhalis, directed by John Ingram and featuring original music composed by Mikis Theodorakis, will be screened as part of the exhibition. This British Petroleum oil company production was filmed in Skiathos, thus giving Suschitzky the opportunity to travel there and depict the Greek reality through the filter of his personal glance.

Curated by: Ian Collins, Joan Moraitis
Exhibition design: Eleftheria Gkoufa

Wolf Suschitzky ‘s latest photogaphy book Seven Decades of Photography is now published by SYNEMA publications.

Duration
24/04/2015 – 27/06/2015 (Εγκαίνια: 23/04/2015, at 20:00)
Place
Athens
Benaki Museum
Tickets
€ 3, € 1,5
Organization
Benaki Museum

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