Ari Marcopoulos - Exarcheia Athens
Ari Marcopoulos is an Amsterdam-born photographer and filmmaker who often situates himself in the lives of people living on the edge. He shot this series during one February afternoon in Exarcheia, a neighbourhood in central Athens, which is famously known as home to Greek anarchists. Through 352 colourful pictures of graffiti and crumbling concrete walls, a coherent urban portrait comes to light, as if Marcopoulos was scanning the area through his camera lens. The entire series remains unedited in the layout of the book, presenting an accurate reflection of a district that still preserves the memory of decades of resistance to state repression.
176 pages, 23 x 17cm, softcover, Roma Publications (Amsterdam)