A photography workshop for teens in the center of Athens
4 MAY 2019
Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
For teen 13-16 years old
People travel from all corners of the globe to photograph Athens. Now it’s our turn! We’ll take our cameras and cell phones and go out on a photowalk, recording the city and its monuments as we see them.
Athens has been a beloved subject for European travelers beginning in the 16th century. During their stay in the city, they recorded moments of daily life and included sketches of the city’s monuments in travel guides and works of literature.
How would your own gaze capture the city today if you photographed it only with your cell phone? What do the Herod Atticus Theater, the Ancient Theater of Dionysus, and the Dionysiou Areopagitou Street look like through your eyes? What’s your own personal Athens like?
Using your imagination, taste, and aesthetics, create a contemporary album of Athens—because a city’s history comes alive and is renewed each time we interpret it from our own point of view.
Once we’ve been introduced to the fundamentals of photographic technique (point of view, composition, framing) and learn some important rules of the photographic art that will help you in your efforts, the field is wide open to your own creativity.
creditsIo Paschou: Ph.D. in Art History, Faculty Member, Photography and Audiovisual Arts Department, TEI Athens
Teens 13-16 years old
Saturday 4 May 2019
Onassis Library (Amalias 56) and the area of Makrigianni and Plaka
Admission is free
Reservation and more info:
T. 210 3713000
Required equipment: Cell phone / tablet / Compact or DSLR digital camera
11:00-11:40 Presentation “Framing Athens” and analysis of the technical and aesthetic approach to the photographic medium. Fundamentals.
12:00-14:00 Photowalk to the Herod Atticus Theater, the Ancient Theater of Dionysus, and the broader area of Makrigianni and Plaka.