The people of Despotiko

by Mary Chatzaki | MELISSA Publishing House

“Immortalized in action, the protagonists responsible for the excavation and restoration of the antiquities at Despotiko, off the coast of Antiparos, were captured by Mary Chatzaki over the duration of the project.
The work forms a rare body reflecting a contemporary photographic practice, that of the recording image, the non-fake image, where the photographer shifts from being an observer to become an agent recording and transmitting an incontrovertible reality.”, writes Louisa Karapidaki, art historian, at the introduction of the edition.