"Truth and Lie" in photography and cinema


Online lectures by Platon Rivellis in cooperation with the Hellenic American UnionThe Hellenic American Union presents for the fifteenth consecutive year, a series of lectures on photography and cinema by Platon Rivellis. This year’s series focuses on "Truth and Lie". Due to COVID-19 restrictions and prioritizing the health and safety of the public, the lectures will be online.


  • Each Thursday of October (1, 8, 15, 22 & 29), 20:00-22:00
  • Completely online via Zoom
  • This series of lectures is open to all those interested in the arts of photography and cinema with no prerequisites.
  • For the entire series of lectures: 25€
  • For any individual lecture: 7€

Conditions of registration (PDF, in Greek, 146Kb)
Registrations are open until one hour before the start of each lecture.

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During 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 notions of “Truth” and “Lie” with relevant examples from works of photographers and directors which will serve as a starting point for the further exploration of their oeuvre.

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.

Μore information about Platon Rivellis (in Greek)



Course Code Platon Rivellis
Department Cultural Affairs
Instruction Languages EL
Certificate of AttendanceNo
Offered OnlineYes


Days and Hours Start Date End Date Hours per Week
October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020, 20:00-22:00 01/10/2020 29/10/2020 2
Last Update At: 2020/09/23 - 13:06:54



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