Photography and Reality

Mar 23, 2011

Panel discussion organized as part of Stelios Efstathopoulos’ exhibition “Athens within” at the Hellenic American Union…

Photo by Stelios Efstathopoulos

Although the medium of photography has been considered an objective record of reality, in recent years its function as an undeniable witness has been questioned. When Garry Winogrand said “I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed”, he was highlighting the difference between reality and “photographed reality”. On the occasion of the exhibition of Stelios Efstathopoulos’ new series of photos, five artists and experts in the field of photography, explore the relationship between photography and reality.

The detailed schedule of the panel discussion:
18:00 -18:20, Takis Tzimas, Professor at the Athens Technological Institute, director of Photographos magazine
Title: “Photography and Greek reality”
18:20-18:40, Stelios Efstathopoulos, photographer
Title: “Photography as a descriptive means of the fictional”
18:40-19:00, Dimosthenis Agrafiotis, visual artist, writer
Title: “Photographic reality as reality”
19:00-19:20, Giorgos Depollas, photographer
Title: “The reality of photography”
19:20-19:40, Hercules Papaioannou, curator of the Museum of Photography Thessaloniki
Title: “Which photography? Which reality?”
19:45-21:00, Discussion with the public.


Artist Stelios Efstathopoulos
Organizer Hellenic American Union
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 23/03/2011
End Date 23/03/2011
Starting Time 18:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Takis Tzimas, Dimosthenis Agrafiotis, Giorgos Depollas, Hercules Papaioannou
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2011/07/11 - 16:50:33



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