People, landscapes, objects and compositions from everyday life in Greece are depicted with tenderness and spontaneity by the 47-year-old photographer, who has been living and working in the village of Agios Syllas, on the island of Crete, for more than thirty years.
Charles Weber, the Swiss photographer, has lived and worked in the village of Agios Syllas in the prefecture of Herakleio, on the island of Crete for more than three decades.
His exhibition The Greek Series presents his photographic progress in his second homeland, through approximately 150 photographs, divided into seven chapters.
His themes deal with people, landscapes, objects and compositions from Greek everyday life. They exude tenderness, spontaneity, order and love of place and of the local people.
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How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece.
Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ...
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