By Tom Seymour
It seems fitting that we have the Ancient Greeks to thank for the word ‘crisis’, or κρίσις. They interpreted it as a “separation from a judgement or decision”, and there is an air of apocalyptic fervour that surrounds Athens that borders on the cinematic: tourists stranded in a foreign land, restless natives murmuring about revolution, finance ministers escaping on motorcycles, all playing out within a time-worn city crumbling before our eyes.
And yet. These images, abundant and lurid, don’t come close to telling the whole story. Over the last three years, Marita Pappa, a young London-based Greek photographer, has documented her …read more