The International Airport of Athens and the Benaki Museum have collaborated to produce a photographic exhibition inside the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
The exhibition takes place at the ”Art and Culture” place, Arrivals – Entrance 1 of the Airport.
It includes a selection of photographs that were presented for another exhibition of Benaki Museum/Pireos 138 between October 10, 2013, and January 14, 2014.
Beaches, shores, ports, and the life of sailors and fishermen are the focus of the photographs. The photos were all found after a meticulous search in private and public archives both in Greece and abroad.
The sections of the exhibition are the following:
The sea in 19th century’s photography: A coincidental presence.
The sea as a reflection of the human activity in the early 20th century – The magic of the caption.
The photographic depiction of the sea during the Belle Epoque – Attempts of artistic expression.
Turning towards the sea during the years after the war – The Aegean as a representation and a sense.