My photographic project is a self-portrait series taken in several places of Greece. As in romantic paintings, landscape could be used as a mirror of the state of mind. As Ι construct the landscape’s composition, while experiencing the vision of it, I try to incorporate and condense the emotions that every landscape separately inspires in me.

The name of the series refers to both the existence of myself in the landscape and the tendency of the body to penetrate and be integrated into it. The positioning of my body serves as an enigmatic observer and the landscapes are more like “x-rays” of my moods.

Sometimes I observe and examine the view in front of me, and sometimes I become part of the imposing hidden element, which I strongly believe exists in these landscapes. The ultimate goal of the series is to allow the viewer to experience the landscape through a special and unique emotional feeling.

Iliana Meintani

Young Greek Photographers 2015

Iliana Meintani (GR)
Into the Landscape

Duration: 3 June – 31 July 2015

Benaki Museum Pireos Annexe
Pireos 138 & Andronikou, 118 54 Athens