Robert McCabe first came to Greece in 1954 and his life has ever since been connected with our country. He visited the island of Patmos in 1967 and he immediately perceived the strong roots that connect this community of people with their great religious and historical tradition, and the unique natural and architectural beauty of their native place.
The current exhibition on the island of the Apocalypse, curated by Elizabeth Plessa, should not be seen as just the offspring of Robert McCabe’s great love for Patmos. It is also an opportunity for those precious memories of life on the island to be reanimated.
Through 80 or so photographs, as well as archival audiovisual material from the photographer’s collection, Greek and foreign visitors of the island will be able to see not only images of the island that have faded away as time passed but also favourite aspects of the Patmian daily life and tradition which continue to stand the test of time. Pictures of landscapes of the past and people who may not exist anymore, come to life again and are treated with respect and discretion through Robert MacCabe’s lens.
The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Patmos.
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