Documentary Exhibition photography

A photography workshop downtown Athens

Τ. Χρισσαίτη
Τ. Χρισσαίτη
Π. Τσίκος
Δ. Φραγκούλης

Αγνωστες πτυχές του Θησείου ήταν ο στόχος του εργαστηρίου φωτογραφίας που υλοποίησα στο Μουσείο Ηρακλειδών. Μια ποικιλόμορφη ομάδα, έδεσε τη ματιά της προσφέροντας μας την πιο άνιση φιγούρα που θα περιμέναμε από αυτήν την διάσημη περιοχή που βουλιάζει από τουρίστες, αργόσχολους και τραπεζάκια. Από επιλογή σε επιλογή, συζήτηση και αναίρεση, φτάσαμε σε μια παλέτα γραμμών και επιφανειών που αναδεικνύουν ένα κέντρο, συχνά άγνωστο στον καθημερινό περιπατητή.

Revealing images from the center of Athens, occurred as a result of a documentary photography workshop I lead during the last 2 months. With a focus at the famous Thisseio area, just next to the ancient Agora and below Acropolis, we searched for personal visions, details which intrigued the one or the other member of the group. My role was minimal, just to give incentives concerning street photography and keep the discussion going on upon the series of photographs arriving in the projector room. I tried to see what were the qualities of each participant. People with different backgrounds from architecture to engineering and from graphic design to medicine, sales and administration concentrated in discovering lines and surfaces, characters and moments, subversions and typical visions of the area, that we all, Athenians- and tourists- share. The most intriguing part of the workshop was to eliminate our choices of preferred photographs, as each participant would have the chance to actually exhibit ONE in a proper exhibition offered by our host, the Herakleidon Museum, right in the heart of Thisseio.TSIKOS