I have travelled to Asia twice this year and it didn’t cease to amaze me. Each time I felt its beauty and power.
I found pleasure and happiness while wandering in the streets, from the markets of Bangkok to the gratitude and peace I found in the sacred temples of Myanmar.
I met monks and fishermen in Inle Lake and Bagan. Cambodgia amazed me with its simplicity and grace. I walked the beaches of Krabi and watched the sunrise and sunset almost every day of this fantastic journey.
I felt the joy of living and being alive in such powerful places, full of history and tradition, full of joyful people, coloured streets and temples. (Text and photos by Iris Tusa)
Zisis is presenting his multi-awarded and widely published series in a rebundle, and with new material, in order to underline the narrative and lyrical power of the single photograph, as opposed to the journalistic character (wrongly but inevitably) attributed to any series.
In Zisis Kardianos' own words :
"In Limbo" is a visual exploration of the emotional impact to the Greek people, particularly those of the Greek capital of Athens, as the current and on-going crisis has burst into their lives. It is a crisis that started as economic but soon became social and humanitarian and has affected irrevocably the perceptions and the psyche of a whole nation and what was thought as "granted". My photographic exploration is suggestive, taking the pulse of the street that is not longer bustling with commercial vibrancy or even a fake euphoria, as up until a few years ago, but an ineffable mixture of frustration, sadness and anger, penetrates "the every moment" of people’s lives. The "granted" is now taken back, day by day, year after year, and this regression is experienced as a series of painful losses in the form of loss of income, of security, of happiness and of human dignity. "In Limbo" is a compilation of quasi-journalistic images of the past four years, but the stories behind the pictures have been stripped away. My intention was to produce something lyrical rather than informational."
Saturday 12.11.16, 08.00 hours, I have just arrived at the Zografou University Campus. The more I drive around the more I am glad I have arrived early. I dream of a series showing the abandon of a whole generation, the betrayal of a splendid youth. After an hour spent on the spot I let myself convinced that it couldn't be otherwise. Live and let live!
Sunday 13.11.16, 09.00 hours, I am heading from Acropolis to Piraeus. Hands on the wheel, Petrou Ralli bridge, the morning sun hits me on the front, it stretches the shadows to the infinite. I take the turn. Dumped couches, dumped souls, under the bridge! I want to stop to take the pictures. I want but I won't. This makes me a lousy photographer, or someone still in search of his perfect camera. The iWink! (one morning in Athens by Michail)
The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments.
Stay tuned to learn in time about the events organised by our team.
JUN 2017: "Home" Project
FEB 2017: Paphos exhibition
DEC 2016: Annual contest
NOV 2016: 2nd book launch
JUL 2016: Athens exhibition
JUL 2016: BULB in Kulturama
JUN 2016: Katerini exhibition
JUN 2016: Thess. exhibition
FEB 2016: Bucharest exhibit
JAN 2016: 1st Photo CONTEST
AUG 2015: BULB at VSLO2015
JUL 2015: CUCAL Exhibition
JUN 2015: BULB 1st Book
FEB 2015: Rural Project
JAN 2015: BULB Open DAY