"Paisajes de crisis y crisis de paisaje" (Landscapes of crisis and the crisis of the landscape)

Moschovi, Alexandra (2016) "Paisajes de crisis y crisis de paisaje" (Landscapes of crisis and the crisis of the landscape). Concreta (8). pp. 16-31. ISSN 2254-9757

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Abstract

Using Panos Kokkinias’ recent photographic work as a case study, this paper explores how contemporary Greek photographers have re-conceptualized their country’s landscape as entity, process and image in their imag(in)ing of Greece at a time of crisis. The politicized landscape of the new millennium not only challenges the old Philhellene ideals, western tourism clichés and local camera club picturesque that informed the ‘imagined community’ (Anderson 1983) of the Greek nation in the post-war years and the commodification of the ‘authentic Greek experience’ in the subsequent rebranding of Greece for mass tourism as ‘a masterpiece you can afford’. It also calls into question the very notion of landscape as cultural construct, its poetics and politics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greek photography, Panos Kokkinias, constructed image, landscape photography, digital photography
Subjects: Photography > Digital Imaging
Photography > Documentary Photography
Photography > Photography
Tourism > Tourism
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
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Depositing User: Alexandra Moschovi
Date Deposited: 25 May 2017 13:29
Last Modified: 25 May 2017 13:29
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/7270

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