Πορτραίτα Ιστορίας, Βούλα Παπαϊωάννου - Δημήτρης Χαρισιάδης 1940-1960
Έργα από τα Φωτογραφικά Αρχεία του Μουσείου Μπενάκη
(Portrayals of History, VoulaPapaioannou - Dimitris Harisiadis 1940-1960
Works from the Benaki Museum Photographic Archives)
The exhibition brings together the work of two photographers of the mid-twentieth century who systematically recorded Greece at a time of political transition, economic uncertainty and social hardship.
Voula Papaioannou and Dimitris Harissiadis, almost self-taught in photography, came into creative age in the period between 1940 and 1960.
Their pictures depicting the war and the country’s post-war reconstruction are prime examples of photographic modernism in Greece, as this was expressed through the emergence of ‘straight’ (or ‘unadulterated’ in Harissiadis’ words) photography and the development of a new kind of humanist social documentary, both of which became dominant directions in Greek photography after the war.
06/04/2017 - 10/09/2017
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography and Benaki Museum