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Tzeli Hadjidimitriou the well known photographer and travel writer, invites you on a Photography Odoiporikon.

"ODOIPORIKON" means a constant journey discovering a world of five senses flooded with light...

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Tzeli Hadjidimitriou was born in Mytilene, Lesvos in 1962.  She holds a degree in Economics from the University of Thessaloniki (1980-1986) and pursued further studies in the field of Direction of Photography for the Cinema, in Rome (1986-1988).  In 1985, on a scholarship from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano, she attended a series of seminars by Michelangelo Antonioni on the art of cinematography. She also holds a superior diploma as an official translator of the Italian Language and a certificate in video-montage. A professional photographer in Greece since 1988, she has worked in television for ten years and also in the cinema industry as stage photographer, collaborating with many film and photography directors.

Although mostly described as an “artistic landscape photographer”, her "lens" has also focused extensively on artworks, interiors and archaeological subjects and she collaborates with museums, galleries, architects and publishing houses. Her work is presented regularly in individual and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She is a regular contributor of articles and photographs to several newspapers and magazines.

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18 April

Exhibition in Instanbul - Lesvos The Island of Hidden Harmony

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May 22 - June 7, 2015
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 15:00 - 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 19:00


Tzeli Hadjidimitriou (…) seeks the magic inherent in every reality, achieving this by being true to Lesvos, yet maintaining a respectful distance. And so these remarkably pure photographs allow the island to be seen as what it really is: an independent, unique, and enigmatic phenomenon. (Ulrike Weinhold)

Greek photographer and travel writer Tzeli Hadjidimitriou shares with us various moments from Lesvos, the island where she was born and raised, while avoiding the superficial ease of digital photography and its modern gaze. Hers is an invitation from the other side of the Aegean Sea. It is the expression, by an artist whose family came from Anatolia, of the need to bring together the two societies through the “hidden harmony” of Lesvos. Her purpose, as she states, is “to share the memories of our lost homelands, as we find a new, healing approach that liberates and connects us.”

Situated at the eastern frontiers of Greece, Lesvos emerges in Hadjidimitriou’s photographs through its diverse “nature”. This natural diversity is above all due to the light; not just the sunlight but also the light of the moon and the stars. In her compositions we can observe the diversity of the island’s lights and colors , and gradually discover its powerful identity, its inexhaustible beauties and its hidden sensations. Sensations and experiences that derive mostly from nature and less often through the daily human presence.

The photographs of Lesvos are not simply a presentation of a beautiful landscape. They invite us to hear the sounds of its waters, calm and stormy, to feel the heat of its earth, burnt by the sun, gaze at its moonlight, feel the humidity of its forests.

The human body and physical sensations are at the foreground of Tzeli Hadjidimitriou’s work. Whether in the female bodies taking pleasure in the sea, or in the photographs without human figures but evocative of forgotten experiences that go far beyond a simple observation.

Hers is an insider’s view, a view through the eyes of the heart. Born and bred on the island, Tzeli Hadjidimitriou shares her homeland with us, as she lived and loved it.

This exhibition is supported by North Aegean Region, Setur Marinas Mytilini-FF Group, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Molyvos Tourism Association, Eressos Tourism Association (The Other Aegean), Non stop printing ltd, Municipality of Lesvos and other Lesvian Associations.

Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, was born in Lesvos, Greece. Her work includes artistic photography, travel writing, and the teaching of photography. She has published six photo books, while various galleries and museums within Greece and abroad have held exhibitions of her work. She has written two books on the islands of Kythera and Lesvos respectively as well as travel pieces in the Greek press about her journeys to South Korea, India, Cambodia and Laos and many other places. In her Odoiporikon photography workshops, held in Greece, Hadjidimitriou introduces students of all levels to the never-ending journey of discovering a world flooded with light.

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