Hercules Papaioannou’s carte blanche 2017



Born in 1962, Hercules Papaioannou has been directing the museum of photography in Thessaloniki since Janauary 2016.

“Photography is a seemingly simple medium that often addresses complex issues, surveying the most diverse scientific fields and cultural practices. It is also a medium inescapably related to social and political issues, even when this is not easily observable, maybe then even more. Landscape has been treated heavily and for long for its aesthetic mostly qualities, neglecting the fact that it is almost constantly a place of conflict, personal or collective, visible or invisible.”


Hercules Papaioannou