Zoe Hatziyannaki is a visual artist based in Athens, Greece. She studied photography at Kent Institute of Art & Design and completed MA and PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London with funding from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. Her work has been awarded with a Jerwood Photography Award and has been exhibited and published in Greece and abroad. She is a member of the Depression Era collective.
This series is a walk through parks, monuments and archaeological sites of the center of Athens. Some of the images share a wider view and some focus on random tiny details noticed around those places. My vision of these landscapes refers to that of old gravures and paintings when Greece was 'discovered' by the early Western travellers.
Secrets and Crises
The photographs on the left side of the diptychs portray public buildings in Athens, Greece. The images on the right are enlarged window details taken from the buildings’ photographs. The juxtapositions of the two images seek to suggest the questionable role of the State and its institutions today in Greece. A role which is seriously disputed under the current crisis.