Miltos Kourmpoglou is the name behind this independent proposal that has sold hundreds of copies. With his book, 52 Weeks in Greece, Miltos is showing the whole world the most stunning views of his country.
The collection of photographs has been conceived as a sort of visual calendar which covers a whole year around the country. As days go by, images portray changes in seasons, in colors and in the mood of the inhabitants.
The photographer has traveled throughout Greece to shot unique moments, landscapes, and celebrations. In every page of the book, images come together with descriptions and thoughts by the Greek writer Konstantina Tassopoulou, both in English and in Greek.
This publication is not his first editorial adventure. Some years ago he founded Asterope, a publishing house mostly devoted to printing photographic books that showcase three things in particular: a passion for photography, a passion for Greece and a passion for the Greek lifestyle.
52 Weeks in Greece comes after the success of another original proposal: Colorific Greece, a book composed classifying the photographic material in color categories, creating a virtual palette of Greek colors. The Coffee Routes, his first book, perfectly portrays the old tradition of the kafenio (coffee shops), as he explains, it started to get its final shape “crossing the country, from the neighborhoods of the large metropolitan areas to the little countryside villages”.
52 Weeks in Greece is a book with the ambition of showing summer visitors what Greece and its people look like during the rest of the year. And it does so perfectly well. To learn more about the project, visit his website.