Drama, the understated and remote capital, as well as the whole homonymous prefecture of eastern Macedonia, stands forth as a “habitat” of historic memory, as well as an exemplary safe haven for a multitude of life forms, being a centre of spectacular biodiversity.
This reality is documented by the coffee table book “Photographs of Drama and its Wonderful World” and by the exhibition of selected photographic material.The photographs address only vision, and can in no way substitute the multi-sensory experience a visitor may obtain through direct contact with the land, its people, its nature, its plants and wild animals... They can provide, however, an initial acquaintance with a startlingly beautiful region, which, despite its advantageous peculiarities, has never been included among the targets of the official strategy for touristic promotion and development. And yet Drama –both the city and the prefecture– has a tremendous, if mostly unknown, contribution to history, culture, economic activities, sports and ecological wealth in Greece. If one approaches this timelessly unique and authentic region with knowledge, respect and love, one is certain to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. The photographs provide but a glimpse!
The presentation of the book "Photographs of Drama and its wonderful world" will take place on Thursday, 6.12.2018 at 19:30, before the opening of the exhibition of the same title.
Marianna Koromila, Historian
Nasos Vagenas, Professor of the University of Athens