«Try for the record of an emotion rather than a piece of topography”.
This phrase by the famous painter Fred Evans captures in the best way the sensation one feels when seeing the works of photographer and architect Yiorgis Yerolymbos/SNFCC donated to ELIAMEP. His photographs reveal a world hidden to most, such as the construction site of a building. This specific narration has to do with the construction of the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center (SNFCC) as recorded through the photographic lens of Yiorgis Yerolymbos from above. Materials, colors, shapes that free up the imagination of the human mind giving it the right to make up its own story from an incredible awe-inspiring height. Man is always in the spotlight, whether at the edge or in the center of the photo, eating his lunch at a moment of rest or picking up the pace to get to work. The artist himself has said that the goal of his photographs is “to convey the minimum necessary trace of the great changes that have taken place in this landscape, before the dynamics of the final result made them self-explanatory and given”. Anyone who looks at the photos while bringing to mind the SNFCC , as it is today, can surely say that the artist has succeeded.