March 2, 2010


Panayotis Fatseas, Excursion to the waterfalls of Mylopotamos,  1923

Panayotis Fatseas (1888-1938) was the first photographer to practice on the island of Kythera, southernmost of Greece’s seven Ionian islands. More than two thousand glass negatives, mostly portraits of his contemporaries, remained untouched from his death until 2002. Since then the surviving negatives, many badly damaged by damp, have been curated and catalogued, and Fatseas has been revealed as a major Greek photographic artist of the first half of the 20th century. An extensive exhibition of his work was shown at the Benaki Museum, Athens, in 2008, accompanied a 160-page monograph.

Παναγιώτης Φατσέας, Πρόσωπα των Κυθύρων, 1920-1938. tetarto editions, Athens 2008. 160 pp. ISBN 978 960 87948 4 9.

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