Project and personal research — Finalist
Zisis Kardianos/ Greece (Ελλάδα)
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“In Limbo” is a suggestive personal record of the state of flux and insecurity of the Greek people, particularly those living in Athens, after the on-going economic recession burst into their lives. What began as an economic crisis soon also became a social and humanitarian one, irrevocably affecting the perceptions and the psyche of a whole nation and tearing through what was for so long and so delusively taken for granted. In my photographic exploration I’ve chosen to be as restrained as possible, resisting exploitative poverty porn, taking instead the pulse of the street, not a thoroughfare bustling with commercial vibrancy or even a fake euphoria, but one on which an ineffable mixture of frustration, sadness and bewilderment has penetrated every moment of people’s lives. The series is comprised of images in a quasi-documentary style but the stories behind them have been stripped away.Back to gallery