“These are photographs of my country, the Greek islands. These are people with whom I grew up, and the roots of my life.” Greece tells Platon’s personal story with the island of Paros, where he has returned throughout his life. He grew up there, and continues to see it as a land of truth and sincerity. At the age of 19, Platon borrowed a camera and went to Paros, where he set out on his photographic odyssey. This exhibition covers 25 years in this journey. By developing his own photographic language, he discovered new Greek stories to tell. He visited the island several times with teams of assistants, building makeshift studios in people’s homes, in clubs, churches, cafés, schools, farms and fishermen’s huts.
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