Marathon due to its location, rich history and natural beauty, has lost its identity as a rural area and has gradually turned into a rapidly developing tourist and financial center.

In recent years the development of the region has been stopped, mainly due to the economic crisis. As a result the signs of unregulated building activity were lost in the vegetation that covers them. These constructions stand timeless, as monuments of a past civilization, recalling the human need for a clear and organized structure against the chaotic forms of the nature, two opposing forces which fighting for dominance.

In this photographic project I attempt to find the sites where this dialogue between urbanization and landscape acquires a particular interest, both aesthetically and semantically.


Athens Photo Festival 2017
Main Programme

[Precarious Nature]

George Samiotis (GR)
Modern Monuments

Opening: Wednesday 14 June, 2017
Duration: 14 June – 30 July, 2017

Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 11:00-21:00, Thursday: 10:00-23:00,
Friday-Sunday: 11:00-21:00