Marita Pappa’s Athens: what it’s like to be young and Greek today

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

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