Constantinos Pittas

Costantinos Pittas was born in Athens, Greece. He studied engineering at the Technical University of Athens. In 1984 he started taking photographs in the streets of his native city and by the end of that year he had completed his first photographic project about Athens and the Athenians. In the course of the next few years he travelled extensively in Eastern and Western Europe, photographing Cold War Europe, people on both sides of the Wall. In 1989, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he abandoned his project and photography as well, and "buried" his work for 25 years. In 2014, completely by chance, he discovered his old photos in his storeroom. In 2015 he published his first book, "Images of another Europe". These photos became the material of the same-titled large exhibition that took place at the Benaki Museum Athens, in 2016.

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“The european journey through a different glance”

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