Niko J. Kallianiotis: Athênai, In Search of Home

Athênai, In Search of Home expands Niko J. Kallianiotis’ first monograph ‘America in a Trance’, and the work produced in Pennsylvania, which for two decades became his second home. If ‘America in a Trance’ was about his departure from Athens and the exploration of a new personal and social condition, Athênai, In Search of Home is about coming back to his roots, eager to assimilate within a place that over the years grew to be foreign but at the same time maintained its layers of familiarity.
The photographs explore through the metro areas of Athens within an utterly diverse setting, all the way to the periphery and within a more rural and industrial stage that is vital to the character and condition of Athens. Throughout the years, the city and the surrounding
territories have experienced their share of socio-economic struggles and topographic transformations that have altered its identity.

The city of Athens in Kallianiotis’ photographs is elliptically delineated as a vibrant environment that binds together luxury and social inequality. The photographer depicts a city in which the temporal and the spatial elements often clash with each other, while conducting his research for a home that has changed over the years as much as he did.

About the Author

Niko J. Kallianiotis is a photographer and educator based in Pennsylvania and Athens Greece. He started his career as a newspaper photographer and has been on the staff of Gannette Newspapers, the Watertown Daily Times and a freelance photographer for several publications including the New York Times. He is currently teaching at Drexel University in Philadelphia and the University of Scranton and has been on the faculty of Marywood University. He is also the co-founder of the Rust Belt Biennial.

A portrait of Niko J. Kallianiotis

His first monograph, America in a Trance, published by Damiani in 2018 received national and international attention and his work has been exhibited extensively and his work is in the permanent collection in the Museum of Photographer in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Damiani (October 25, 2022)
Language: English
Weight: 2.5 pounds
ISBN-10: 8862087829
ISBN-13: 978-8862087827

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