Here is the program of a series of lectures I am giving in the Student Union of the University of Athens (15 Ippokratous Street, 10679 Athens, Greece). All lectures start at 18:00 and will be given in Greek. In some of them the lecture will be preceded by the projection of a movie, which will provide the background for my talking. The general topic is “Politics and Art”.
19/12/2013: ‘Authenticity’ as judging criterion for modern and contemporary art (projection of “F for Fake” , by Orson Wells)
07/01/2014: Photography and Politics (or, ‘What do Marxism, nationalism and photography have in common?’)
08/01/2014 : Cinema and Politics, Part A (projection of “Citizen Kane”, by Orson Wells)
09/01/2014 : Cinema and Politics, Part B (projection of “Meet John Doe”, by Frank Capra )
10/01/2014 : Literature and Politics: Magic Realism in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘100 Years of Solitude»
Unashamed self promotion was not the main reason why i have decided to include a blog in my website, although this is how i have used it until now. Instead, i was thinking of the blog as a place where i could, among other things, share with others some of the images i collect from flea markets and online auctions. Most of them taken by unknown photographers, they deserve to be saved from oblivion and physical destruction, for either their aesthetic or historical interest, or in some cases for both.
I will inaugurate today this new section of my blog with my latest acquisition of a colonial era photograph from Aden, Yemen. I will do my best to be adding new posts here at least once a month-although high quality reproductions of vintage images and negatives is a more time consuming and less straightforward process than i used to think before undertaking it!
I have been selected among the 35 photographers (of the almost 100 Magenta Flash Forward 2013 winners) whose work is going to be featured in group touring Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Exhibition 2013. The first venue where the works will be exhibited is Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto. Opening next Wednesday, October 10, 2013.
Good news lately: I have recently won the first prize of the LSE Annual Fund Photography Competition, which this year was part of the LSE Research Festival. The topic was asking to convey one’s research in a visually compelling photograph.My winning image was taken during the pre-election campaign of the communist party in Athens, Greece, in May 2012, and it is related to my research interest in political party framing, and popular reception of the economic crisis in Greece since 2010.