Margarita Yoko Nikitaki is a Greek-Japanese photographer based in Athens, Greece. She studied photography at FOCUS School of Photography in Athens and she obtained her BA degree in Graphic Design from TEI of Athens / FGAD / School of Graphic Design. She is currently studying for her Master's degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Panteion
University of Social and Political Studies in Athens. Her personal work has been exhibited, among others, at Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Festival Internacional de Fotografía de Tenerife, Grace Athens, Tbilisi Photo Festival, Athens Photo Festival and National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST).
Athens is condensed, homogeneous and grey.
Although it is surrounded by four large mountains and built around a number of hills, the bare ground can hardly be seen anymore. The new soil is concrete and so is the new horizon.
The work “Soil” is a photographic typology of the dense Athenian landscape. The photo lens operates like a microscope observing the transformation of the artificially constructed landscape into a new, eerily mesmerizing “ecosystem” full of rivers, gorges and hills made of concrete.