Greece: Images of an Enchanted Land

Published on: 16 Jan 2011
by Fileo


Greece: Images of an Enchanted Land is the first UK exhibition of photographer Robert McCabe, who captured Greece in black and white during his travels in the 1950s and 1960s. His images – made with a Rolleiflex and Plus-X film – go beyond the documentary to create a series of highly memorable, iconic images of a “a once exotic Greece”. The exhibition will be held from 7-16th February in The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street , London.

Photographer Robert McCabe was born in Chicago in 1934 and in the New York area, where he still spends six months a year, the remainder of the year being in Greece. His father worked for a photographic publication and gave his five-year-old son his first camera. The photographer shot his first images of Europe during a journey across France, Italy and Greece in 1954. He returned to Greece in 1955, 1957 and 1965, while in 1959 he reached Antarctica.