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Place of event: Thessaloniki

21 April 2010 / 12:04:12  GRReporter
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"Love City" Thessaloniki, as the city is known among all Greeks welcomes the beginning of the 21th International Photographers Meeting with dozens of exhibitions entitled "Topos", which will continue from April until September. 

The hour of photography struck again in Thessaloniki with the openings of numerous exhibitions, although the volcanic ash that spread over Europe will slow down eight of the 57 programmed ones. The 21st International Photographers meeting, which was organized by the Museum of Photography, includes in its program exhibitions from 188 photographers from 25 countries worldwide. 

The celebrations, which will provide the impetus for the big city event, will be held between April 29 and May 1 and except for tourists with cameras in Thessaloniki will be able to see some of the best photographers. 

The subject of this year's photo-biennale is "Topos" as space, which is a medium of history, a result of its creation or just micro-cosmos for every person / artist. 

From "American cemeteries" by Reid S. Yalom, who is the son of the famous writer and psychotherapist Irvin Yalom to the images of Christian Demare, who makes Thessaloniki looks like a utopian landscape. Dead Sea by Bruna Biamino, marble men of the Acropolis by Vassilis Vretos, exhibition "From the Adriatic to Bosporus: French photographers reveal Balkan monuments 1878-1914”, but also photos that show what happens when something is missing from a given place: what happens to a house, a place or a country when the protagonist has left. 

Except for group exhibitions the Museum of Photography will present sole exhibitions by Mikos Markou, Inge Rambou, and Belgian Martin Hawk. Martin Hawk opens his exhibition on May 4 at the Goethe Institute with photos of neighborhoods in London: he puts dancers move among unsuspecting passers-by, while the dancers themselves are inspired to pose from the movements of the passers-by. 

This year the photo-biennale will not continue for two months as before but for five months - from April until September. Furthermore, within the exhibition events will no take place only in Thessaloniki but also in Larissa, Xanthi and Veria. 


Where and when: 


Photo-biennale - Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, Warehouse A, tel. 2310 566716. 

April-September 2010

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