Kostas Kapsianis A Common Story

“A common story” is a contemplation of heritage and ancestral ties in the ancient country of Greece.

In Greece, the commonly asked question, “Where are you from?” reaches into a far deeper and more resonant space than in other cultures. If uninitiated, you might answer in the standard way: by telling the other person where you live currently or maybe where you grew up. But by doing so, you invite the inevitable follow-up question, “No, no, where are you from? Where is your village?” In other words, “What are your roots?”

“A common story” is a journey of return to the Greek countryside, a revival of images that walked out from a simple narration, the narration of the father. Internal migration, images, memories and escape. Where do we come from? To what extent do we really remember a place we left behind? What finally makes a man from the countryside escape elsewhere or stay?

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Monthly Photo Contest

Students from the General Ermolov Cadet School Stavropol Russia documentary photography by Eduard Korniyenko
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THEME: VISUAL STORYTELLING Deadline: 31 January 2020

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate and share their stories with conviction.

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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