The follow your art gallery in collaboration with the gallery a.antonopoulou.art Athens present for the first time in Kythera the photographer YannisTzortzis in the exhibition of environmental photography entitled natura transita, or in other words NATURE IN TRANSITION. It took a pandemic to find that we are unable to contain the endless flow that shapes the framework of our existence. The arrogant illusion of a convenient “stability” that we had associated with the supposed “superiority” of our species collapsed. We are part of nature, which is constantly in a state of transition. As Iraklis Papaioannou wrote, “people have never felt that they have such an inextricably shared destiny as in this long-lasting holding of breath that has permeated humanity horizontally.” And environmental photography has never been used with greater sensitivity or more compelling documentation in order to capture just that.
The exhibition of YannisTzortzis, beyond his endless experiential wandering in the ocean of individual responsibility and authentic artistic expression, is an urgent call for collective awareness of how much we and future generations still depend on our choices. Nature will continue the transition without us anyway.
YannisTzortzis is a Member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (RPS) and has travelled the world with the organization Green Project under the auspices of the Greek National Commission for UNESCO, to awaken social consciousness through environmental photography.
Yannis Tzortzis' work has been internationally acclaimed as “Best Practice” by the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO in the Annual Report of National Commissions of 2014, while he has been awarded the “First Prize in Arts” of the “Public Book Awards 2015”, Athens, Greece, the “First Award 2014” of the “International Photo Competition” of the EU Energy Community, Vienna, Austria, the “Grand International Participation Award” of the “Festival de l' Image Environnementale 2010” in Paris, France and the “Third Award for the Clean Development Mechanism” at the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2010” in Cancun, Mexico. In 2018, the documentary film “SUDAMERICA” produced by the Green Project, has been awarded with distinction at the “4th Athens Documentary Film Festival”, which has been co-organised by the “Greek Documentary Association” and the “Thessaloniki Documentary Festival”, while in 2019 it has won the special prize “El Rey: Espíritu de España” of the “Barcelona International Film Festival”.
“We do not own the world, we are a part of it”
(Australian Aborigines' ancient proverb)
Opening: Sunday 24 July at 21:00
Duration: 24 July – 4 August 2022
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