Hellas, Photos of Modern Greece and Islands

A photography book by William Abranowicz  captures the essence of life in Modern Greece.  William Abranowicz has photographed Greece and the Greek Islands for over a decade and his images show all dimensions of Greek life: its stores and cafes, its ancient ruins, its craggy mountains and its villages rising out of brilliant aquamarine waters. Collectively these photographs convey what makes up present day Greece.

hellas-by-William-abranowicz-243x300At the time of writing, Greece is changing rapidly as it adjusts itself to the standards and regulations of the European Union, and is going through a period of economic reform.  Governments are collecting taxes successfully for the first time, with considerable consequences for the infrastructure.  Greece used to look like a poor country, even though everyone would say with a knowing smile ‘There’s no such thing as a poor Greek’.  Now it looks increasingly like a prosperous modern country, Athens has a superb underground railway system, and one hardly sees anymore those little black-garbed old widows trudging along the side of the road accompanied by a donkey loaded with sticks…”

– From introduction by Louis deBernieres, 2008

Click Here for Some of William Abronowicz photos of Greece

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