The Consulate General of Greece in New York is pleased and honored to announce the opening of the photography exhibition “Greekscapes Unveiled” by Stavros Charisopoulos, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m at its premises.
Stavros Charisopoulos, born 1976 in Athens, Greece, is an international award-winning landscape photographer who is equally drawn by architectural subjects. His photographs have been exhibited at the Hellenic American Union, the Tsichritzis Visual Arts Foundation, the Nikos Gaitis Art Gallery in Tinos and the Goulandris Museum of Natural History. His work has been recognized in global competitions such as: Tokyo TYFA, Paris PX3, EPSON Pano Awards, Color Awards, ILA Awards.
According to photography historian Dr. Nina Kassianou, Stavros Charisopoulos offers a new photographic perspective, drawing inspiration from the Greek landscape and its seasonal metamorphoses. The Greek scenery, often praised by travelers of the 18th and 19th century, is associated with myths and multiple layers of history and is greatly diverse as a result of its geomorphology.
The photographer attempts to restore elements of the unexplored and hidden treasures of the Greek terrain and its unique character, by visiting a number of locations in different seasons. The snowscapes of Helmos, the misty forests of Rhodope, the coastal areas of Nestos, the geological formations of Tinos, the tree portraits of Grammeni Oxia in Fthiotis and the alpine lake of Grammos are just few of the landscapes unveiled.
Compositions with archetypal and modern elements, eerie and mysterious, are projected to become apparent in the viewer’s world. His engagement with the natural environment is not confined to that which is evident before his eyes, but it expands to a deeper experiential comprehension, aiming to reveal the ancient stories of these lands.