MICHAEL PAPPAS

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.
SPOTLIGHTED PROJECT ON VOGUE

Ethos / Another side of Greece
The photographer Michael Pappas, based in Euboea island, 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

“I really like your work! What you do is rare!”

VASILIS KEKATOS


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