‘This is the time. And this is the record of the time’: A post-modern photographic Grand Tour

Hercules Papaioannou

Punctum, 5(2): 182-194, 2019
DOI: 10.18680/hss.2019.0029


Landscape, architecture and monuments have been popular in photography ever since it was invented, due to their value and stillness. Contemporary photography rediscovers and renews this subject matter, often allowing for a new appreciation of the historical within contemporary context. Greek photographer Paris Petridis has created a significant body of work in the greater Eastern Mediterranean area, attempting to bring forth readings of various historical and cultural layers of what emerges as a very complex semantic field.

KEYWORDS: Photography, monument, art, Eastern Mediterranean, landscape, time, ruins
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