Publisher: Hellenic Centre for Photography
Size: 22 x 23 cm (approx.)
Hardcover, text by Hercules Papaioannou, design by Manolis Moresopoulos.
„In their overwhelming majority, people, in the Western world at least, now live surrounded by objects of every nature (functional, decorative, personal), creating a reality which is as stifling as it is unavoidable, and which is portrayed with abounding eloquence by what is now official photographic and broader advertising. The art of photography, however, in spite of the fact that it very methodically depicts the world around us, does not seem to regard this brave world of constantly renewed objects as vital raw material. Even rarer are the instances of photographers, dedicated in the meta-poesis of everyday things, who are concerned with the nature and the function of objects in a depth provided by time. Within this framework, the case of Natassa Markidou constitutes a distinct particularity, since in a career of 20 years, almost all her works focus on objects or installations of objects which bear the seal of a personal style and a coherent approach.
The book was nominated as one of the best photobooks of the year in the FOTOBOOK FESIVAL Kassel 2008+2009
«I propose this Greek book because it summarizes long-term research on the potential of the photographic medium. Also because the question of mise-en-scene in the field of abstract photography is a difficult field of aesthetic exploration. In Greece in particular, this problem is a promising area for innovation.»
Poet , Intermedia Artist , Photographer, Emeritus Professor of Sociology/NSPH“