The purpose of the present exhibition is to explore the aesthetic dimension of
archaeological photography and to describe it’s development from the artistic
photographic attempts of the 19th century travellers to the creative archaeological
photography of the 20th century. The exhibition describes this development
through a group of photographers whose work is extends over a period of 150 years.
Each part consists of photographs that had an infl uence on their time, showed
new tendencies in the representation of the antiquities, or suggested a new way
of seeing beyond the obvious, implying, sometimes cautiously, sometimes directly
and intensely, the creative approach of the photographer. Τhe photographs are
characteristic examples of their time. They describe a path, exploring the possibilities
of archaeological photography to emphasize its artistic contribution while at
the same time recording information and subjective “reality”.