ConceptEuropeInner state by Maria Mavropoulou

In this stagnant space, in this gap between eras, Greek landscapes look bizarre, cut off the real world, pending for their unknown fate, as a visualization of the inner state of their inhabitants. The horizon is hidden, preventing us to see what's yet to come.
28898 min

CALL FOR ENTRIES 09

DEADLINE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019
HoursMinutesSeconds

The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born, in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear

-A. Gramsci-

 

In this stagnant space, in this gap between eras, Greek landscapes look bizarre, cut off the real world, pending for their unknown fate, as a visualization of the inner state of their inhabitants. The horizon is hidden, preventing us to see what’s yet to come. Could this blurry atmosphere be smoke from a violent riot, the Sahara desert’s dust cloud or is it just morning fog? Empty highways, solar panel fields, constructions left unfinished, rotten watermelons and torn flags seem stuck in an intermediate state, portraying the current situation, like distorted symbols of a bygone era of growth. In this serene rural scenery, far away from the city’s battlefield, there is a subtle feeling of uncannyness.

The depicted structures stand as a kind of neo-ruins, all of them have a part of the story to tell, but we have to look closer to discover it. Although photographed as landscapes, it’s not nature, but the human presence through its absence, that is the subject of the photographs.Found in this situation of not being able to look forward while the past seems already distant and out of reach, disorientation is what one feels. Relying on expectations is not a choice, neither memories can provide a shelter.There is nothing certain except the situation itself.

About Maria Mavropoulou

Maria Mavropoulou was born in 1989 and she lives and works in Athens, Greece. Currently she is completing her MFA studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts, from where she got her BA in 2014. She has studied painting and sculpture, although since 2011 her main medium is photography. Most of her images are not captured but ”created” by literary creating the objects she is photographing or by altering the original image by photo-manipulation in her own aesthetic. Her work has been presented in exhibitions in Greece and abroad and publicized in multiple magazines. Since 2014 she is member of the collective of artists Depression Era that inhabit the urban and social landscapes of the crisis in Greece. [Official Website]

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou

Inner state | Maria Mavropoulou



Legal Note: The photographer attest that have full authorization to give consent to the publication of these photos or project and have the authorization and permissions of third parties. Guarantees that you have all the necessary communications of property and you have obtained all the necessary authorizations for any property, buildings, architecture, structures or sculptures appearing in your photographs.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/blackwhite_300x250-1.jpg

The Essential Guide has been created specifically to help you bring the timeless art of black and white photography to the modern science within your camera.

300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow efficient, powerful, and simple.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PH5.jpg

Get instant access to over 120 in-depth tutorials for all skill levels, the ability to stream anywhere from any mobile device, and access to our exclusive library.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Landscape-and-Nature-dPS-Photography-Course-300x250.jpg

Landscape photography is one of the most challenging genres and disciplines to learn, and the costs of getting it wrong can be disappointing.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ta1.jpg

Latest Stories

DODHO MAGAZINE
* We hate spam and never share your details.
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Magazine: contact@dodho.com
Submission: submission@dodho.com
Management: management@dodho.com
Advertising: advertising@dodho.com
08008 - BARCELONA