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Online lecture series: Nostalgia for photography and cinema


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Nostalgia for photography and cinema

Cycle of online lectures by Plato Rivellis

Continuing the successful collaboration with Plato Rivellis, the Hellenic American Union presents, for the 16th consecutive year, a series of lectures on photography and cinema. And this year, the lectures are done online. The theme of the circle is "Nostalgia".
The lectures take place every Wednesday, from September 29 to October 27 (6, 13, 20, 27), 20: 00–22: 00, online through the Zoom platform.
During the speeches, film excerpts and photos from the work of famous directors and photographers, as well as photographers-members of the "Photographic Circle" are shown. The relation of the concept "Nostalgia" with art is detected through examples from works of photographers and directors, which are the reason for the approach of their overall work.
As Plato Rivellis notes:
"The word 'nostalgia' is charged with sadness, joy and tenderness at the same time. Like all our precious memories. And I think it is this combination that makes (for me at least) so particularly attractive and valuable the work of some directors or photographers… "
Color photo depicting an old oval mirror with an ornate carved frame in turquoise color with flower patterns, left on a plank floor. The wall from behind is aged in ocher yellow.
Platon Rivellis
Platon Rivellis was born in Athens in 1945. He studied Law in Athens (1963-1968), Political Science in Paris (1968-1970) and Photography in the USA (1983). He worked as a lawyer in Athens for twelve years (1971-1983). He has been teaching photography since 1981 until today. Organized the model photography classes of the Popular Education (Ministry of Education) and taught their trainers. He has edited a series of state television shows on photography. He has delivered many seminars and lectures on photography in Athens, in provincial cities and in Cyprus. He has exhibited his photographs in solo and group exhibitions. His articles have been published in many Greek magazines and newspapers. He directs the "Fotochoros" publications. He founded in 1988 the association "Photographic Circle", of which he is president. He has written technical books, theoretical books and albums.



29 September & 6-13-20-27 October 2021, 20: 00-22: 00


30 €, for the total of five lectures

Registrations are made only electronically on the site of the Hellenic American Union using a debit, prepaid or credit card. Registrations for individual lectures are not made.


Directorate of Culture (2103680052, 2103680972), www.hau.gr/culture

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