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A Greek Portfolio 50 Years later

Travel through time in the 1960’s to remote villages and islands of Greece by means of the exhibition / tribute to Constantine Manos’ multi-award-winning A Greek Portfolio series of photographs, which will last until August 25, 2013 and will be hosted by the Benaki Museum.

Constantine Manos conveys to viewers a myriad of connotations and unique details through his images about distant areas of the country back in the 1960’s. He shows us how these poor yet proud country folks have struggled for survival with dignity following the same pattern of life through the centuries.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the creation of multi-award winning A Greek Portfolio, Constantine Manos re-examines the pictures he took during the years 1961-1964 (added in A Greek Portfolio in 1967), when he toured his ancestral land in a manner that was ‘leisurely and unplanned, that of a friendly observer’, and offers us a different take on his material.

The first section of the exhibition includes a series of original prints from the photos that Manos himself selected in 1972 for his book. In the second section, photos were picked among 219 original prints that the artist recently donated to the Photographic Archive of the Benaki Museum, which were not included in the layout of A Greek Portfolio.

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A Greek Portfolio 50 Years later

22/05/2013 - 25/08/2013

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Dates: 22/05/2013 – 25/08/2013 Place: Athens. Venue: Benaki Museum (Main Building), 1, Koumpari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave. Op. H.: Wednesday, Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 Thursday, Saturday: 09:00 – 24:00 Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00

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