13 March - 12 April 2010
Organized by: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
Exhibition curation: Vangelis Ioakimidis
Exhibition coordination: Thanos Stavropoulos, Anna Milossi
During the Festival dates (12-21 March 2010), the Museum will be open daily from 11:00 until 21:00
The 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presents the photography exhibition “Street Sonnets” by Nysos Vasilopoulos as its main exhibition at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. The human being as a subject and object in the Western world. In a poetic mood, the photographer seeks out the distortion imposed on humanity by Western civilization’s idea of progress. Nysos Vasilopoulos was born in Patras in 1976 and lives in Berlin. The cinematic atmosphere of the city of Berlin and his travels around Europe are captured on film as reflections of his own thoughts and feelings. He looks for loneliness amidst crowds; introversion in the face of interaction; expression alongside aesthetic form. Even in photographs that, at first glance, seem to depict a trivial event, the ordinary, everyday, personal moments take on a timelessly realistic dimension. Through the use of black and white film, light gradients, melancholy and hope, he walks the tightrope in his quest for harmony and the coexistence between the photographer and his illusions.
Also presented is the exhibition In Search of the Lost Homeland by Pavlos Kozalidis, curated by Georgia Ismiridou and produced by the Benaki Museum. Both exhibitions belong to the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography “Photography and Cinema” exhibition cycle.