04 NOVEMBER 2014 / The worksite of the SNFCC through the eyes of its employees

A different and innovative photo exhibition opens this Friday, November 7 (at 7:00 PM), at the Visitors Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, “zooming in” on the daily lives of the 1,200 people working daily on the SNFCC worksite, contributing to the timely completion of the project.

The main purpose of this exhibition is to present the “face” and polymorphic character of the SNFCC worksite, through the eyes of the people who work there. Using cameras or their mobile phones, the SNFCC employees were asked to photograph the area of the worksite, the project’s buildings and the surrounding spaces, capturing everyday moments from the SNFCC, and their lives within it. The employees attended a photography seminar by photographer and teacher Platon Rivellis, who is responsible for supervising the exhibition. Through the 48 photographs that are being exhibited, the SNFCC employees tell the story of this lively worksite, giving the public the opportunity to “enter” the space where the vision of the SNFCC is being realized on a daily basis. 

The exhibition is part of the series of free cultural events and educational seminars entitled “Scope of Activities – Meeting Points”, and will run until November 20

The inauguration of the exhibition is scheduled for Friday, the 7th of November, at 7:00 PM, at the Visitors Center of the SNFCC. Admission is free.

Visitors Center Contact Information:

Tel: 210 8778396-8
Email: [email protected]
Visitors Center – Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge, SNFCC Worksite, Kallithea

 

Platon Rivellis brief bio:

He was born in Athens, Greece in 1945. He studied Law in Athens (1963-1968), Political Science in Paris (1968-1970) and photography in the USA (1983). He worked as a lawyer in Athens for twelve years (1971-1983). Since 1981, he has been involved with photography as a photographer, teacher, theorist, curator, editor and writer. In 1988, along with his students, he founded the “Photography Circle” society, of which he is the President. 

From 1981 until today, he has delivered more than 500 seminars and lectures throughout Greece and Cyprus, on photography and film. 

His work has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions. He has also curated more than 200 group and solo exhibitions of Greek and foreign artists, including the following: Bruce Davidson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Leon Levinstein, Lucien Aigner, Frank Horvat, Ferdinando Scianna, Gianpaolo Barbieri, Paolo Roversi, Sarah Moon, Francesca Woodman etc.