American photographer Robert McCabe fell in love with Greece since the first time he visited her back on the ’60s. The young student of Princeton University used every possible way to admire the beauty of the country, mostly by traveling multiple times through the years to many of its areas.
As he told to many reporters during a press tour of the Archaeological Society of Athens, where his photos are on display, he “remains so spellbound by the people, the monuments and the general landscape, that he considers himself half American and half Greek.”
His exhibition “Chronographia – Exhibition for the 180 years (1837-2017) of the Archaeological Society” was inaugurated in December and will end on March 29. It is free of charge and open daily, except Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:00 to 18:00.
The photographer considers the Archaeological Society to be a national insitution of huge importance for Greeks in terms of shaping their national consciousness. This is the reason why he is aiming to the promotion of the role Society as a key institution for the formation of Greece’s national self-awareness
His exhibition includes 53 black and white photos taken in 1954-1955, areas of huge archaeological importance – such as the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, Sounio, Knossos, Santorini, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Delos. Through this gallery, he intends to welcome the visitor to a Greece that, on one hand remains the same yet on the other hand is almost unrecognisable, as the surroundings often indicate.