Observations from an Odyssey presents a series of photographs taken in Greece that explore diversity in the Greek landscape and its people during a time of great political upheaval. The series examines the interplay between structures of solidarity and those of fragility within Greece’s rich history and its present day ethos.
These photographs illustrate a view of Greece different than that which you might find in travel guides or the mainstream media. They play with the idea of narrative—a staple of documentary photography—but tell a story in a non-linear way. The diptych structure in this exhibition introduces a duality and reinforces the fact that both the pessimistic and optimistic aspects of life unfold together. These are observations.
Observations from an Odyssey
Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville St, Halifax, NS. January 2012