Description and Narrative in photography and cinema

The Hellenic American Union presents for the fourteenth consecutive year, a series of lectures on photography and cinema by Platon Rivellis. This year’s series focuses on "Description and Narrative".

  • Each Wednesday of October (2, 9, 16, 23 & 30), 20:00-22:00
  • At the Hellenic American Union Theater (Massalias 22, Athens, Metro station: “Panepistimio”)
  • This series of lectures is open to all those interested in the arts of photography and cinema with no prerequisites.
  • Early bird online registration from August 27 to September 30: 25€

"Description and Narrative" a series of lectures by Platon Rivellis at the Hellenic American UnionDuring his lectures, Platon Rivellis will show excerpts from films by famous directors and examples of work by renowned photographers as well as by photographers-members of the “Photography Circle”.
The theoretician will analyze the way that artists use the subject matter and its description or the story and its narrative and will showcase the characteristic particularities of their use for the two art forms.

Conditions of registration (ιn Greek, 127Kb)



Early bird registration for the entire series of lectures

25€, exclusively via e-registration, with debit, prepaid or credit card in the secure environment of Viva Payments (27/8-30/9)

Registration for the entire series of lectures

35€, on the day of the 1st lecture (October 2nd), from 18:00 at the Hellenic American Union

Registration for any individual lecture

7€, on the day of each the lecture, from 19:00 at the Hellenic American Union. Limited seating available


Platon Rivellis at the Hellenic American UnionPlaton Rivellis was born in Athens in 1945.He studied Law in Athens Political Sciences in Paris (1968-1970) and Photography in the U.S.A (1983). He practiced Law in Athens for twelve years (1971-1983). Since 1981 he has been delivering seminars and lectures throughout Greece and Cyprus on photography and the cinema. He has organized the model Photography classes for the Popular Education Organization (1985) and taught its instructors. He has organized a series of television programs on Photography for the State TV channels. He has exhibited his photographs in solo and group exhibitions. He is a regular contributor to a number of Greek newspapers and magazines. In 1988 he founded together with his students the Photography Circle association and also the Photochoros Publications, which have published until the present day more than sixty Photography theoretical books and albums.


“Art and truth”, video in Greek from the series “Platon Rivellis’ Short Monologues on Photography and Art”.

Μore information about Platon Rivellis (in Greek)


Course Code CU314
Department Cultural Affairs
Instructor Platon Rivellis
Instruction Languages EL
Certificate of AttendanceNo
Offered OnlineNo


Days and Hours Start Date End Date Hours per Week
October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019, 20:00-21:00 02/10/2019 30/10/2019 2
Last Update At: 2019/10/31 - 08:54:47



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