Panayiotis Lamprou

Greece
www.panayiotislamprou.com

Panayiotis Lamprou was born in Athens, 1975, with origins from Kallithea, Filiata, in Thesprotia. In 1998 he was introduced to history and aesthetic view of photography at the Photography Circle in Athens. In 1999 he continued his studies at the CRAF (Center of Reasearch and Archival of Photography) in Spilimbergo, Italy. In 2004 he became a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts if Greece. Panayiotis Lamprou lives in Athens.

“Through photography we perceive perpetually moments for qualitative viewing. It describes our relationship with the present and explains the value of memory as the distance between presence and ignorance.”

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In 2002, I went to Belgium to participate in the European Volunteer Service of the organization Het Roerhuis for people with mental disability. In 2005, I visited the (NPO) of De Kreek which organizes creative summer camps for people with a mental disability. The photographer Diane Arbus had already approached people with disabilities in her work “untitled“. Her sensitivity, kindness and pure intention broke the distance with the unfamiliar. She expanded the limits giving a clearer view to the understanding of the meaning of existence. Her work was a secure base for me. "Photography can reach the core of a subject only without any judgement, reality then reflects its character in clarity".

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