Myrto Papadopoulos September 13, 2010Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Greece.
“Kalé”, Muslim wedding. Didimoticho, Greece 2009
Myrto Papadopoulos (b. 1978, Athens) finished her studies in 2003 after completing a five-year Fine Arts degree in painting and photography. In 2006, she applied for a photojournalism degree at ICP where she was granted a scholarship. She has won various awards and nominations and has taken part in several exhibitions including the Mois off de la photo 08 in Paris, the N.Y photo festival 09, the Photoquai 2em biennal du monde 09 At the Museé Quai Branly in Paris, the Look Between photo festival 2010 and more. Her clients include GEO, Corriere della sera (Io Donna), EL Mundo (Yo Dona), La Stampa, Diario magazine, National Geographic Magazine (Greece), K magazine (Kathimerini) among others. She is represented by POSSE photo agency in Milan, Italy.
About the Photograph:
“The personal project “Kalé”, exemplifies my continual effort to tell the story of a particular group of people in Thrace, on the northeast border of Greece and Turkey. I approached this subject in 2006, by exploring and photographing a very particular microcosm composed of just a few families, those of Muslim background. A large number of these Greek Muslims live in racially segregated ghettos which stand in severe contrast to the surrounding area because of the never ending disparity that is constantly growing. Today, I am continuing to photograph their multifaceted cultural identity and witnessing their transformation on the moving border between the western and the eastern world. This picture was taken at a Muslim wedding, on one of my trips to Didimoticho.”