Caryatis :: Internationally multi-awarded work.
'Ryan Libre was hypnotized by this series. Was in a spell that lasted quite a while. Totally unforgettable.'
International Photography Awards Jury
Caryatis Alpha: Exhibition in Kalamata, Peloponnese.
Work from the inaugural exhibition of Caryatis, at the prestigious 'Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Traditional Greek Costumes'. August 2023.
'Your photo exhibition in the museum in Kalamata is one of the most touching and stunningly beautiful things I saw in two months of travelling in Greece. THANK YOU 🙂'
Caryatis Beta: Exhibition on Santorini island.
Work from the exhibition of Caryatis at the 'Symposion Cultural Center'. September 2023.
Caryatis is a photographic project that focuses on traditional female costumes all over Greece, capturing the beauty and cultural significance of each garment. Each photograph is meticulously staged, highlighting the unique details and characteristics of each costume, with great attention given to postures, attitudes, and hand placements that are typical of the area from which the costume originates.
The project sheds light on the rich history of Greece and the diverse groups that have shaped its cultural heritage. The costumes in the photographs come from regions that have experienced various conflicts and hardships, including areas with a history of war immigrants, nomad groups, and regions with a significant impact on the Greek Revolution of 1821.
Photographic Book: Olympos - From Karpathos island to Byzantium, by George Tatakis
Black-and-White Postcard set of 10 | Caryatis #1 | Photography from Greece by George Tatakis (Pre-order)
From the rugged mountains of Thrace to the sun-drenched islands of the Ionian, the costumes of Greece tell a story of resilience, endurance, and survival. Through the lens of photographer George Tatakis, these costumes come to life with intricate textures and details highlighted through masterful use of contrast. Caryatis is not only visually stunning, but also rooted in extensive research and documentation of the history and context of each costume. Join us on a journey through Greece's rich cultural heritage and the people who wore these costumes with pride and determination.