MICHAEL PAPPAS

Exploring the faith and community of Greece’s extraordinary folk culture.

Mitos / The Thread of Greece.
The “Mitos” project is an ongoing ethnographic tribute that focuses on local costumes throughout Greece. The thread takes on symbolic dimensions and seeks to highlight popular culture and folk art seen in a contemporary context. The natural and cultural environment is the background that is associated with the “costumes” while the protagonists are always the people.

Ethos / Another side of Greece
Michael Pappas make images of customs and traditional events in Greece. His images are being published internationally, including VOGUE, New York Times, National Geographic, VICE US and more. The exhibition at the Benaki Museum presented for the first time to the Athenian public, images that the photographer have made over the last 7 years during his visits to traditional events in Greece.

“The images we have seen are absolutely brilliant.”
BENAKI MUSEUM OF GREEK CULTURE

“Mitos, the ongoing series
by Greek photographer Michael Pappas, is a compelling ethnographic tribute to the time-honored customs of his homeland.”
THE INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHER

“The medium-format portraits depict Michael Pappas’ compatriots adorned in traditional garb and set against a diversity of eye-catching backdrops.
Invariably characterised by rich colours, textures, and dexterous use of light, they possess a painting-like quality that befits the socio-historical subject matter and arrests and intrigues with striking immediacy.”
GREEK CITY TIMES



VOGUE

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