«Try for the record of an emotion rather than a piece of topography”.
This phrase by famous painter Fred Evans perfectly captures how one feels when encountering the works of photographer and architect Yiorgis Yerolymbos, which he 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 Yerolymbos from above. Materials, colors, shapes stimulate the human mind and the imagination to weave narratives from high above, inspiring awe. Man is always the protagonist, whether standing at the edge or in the center of the photo, eating his lunch at a moment of rest, or heading to work. The artist himself has said that the goal of his photographs is “to capture the smallest trace of the great changes that have taken place in this landscape, before the dynamism of the final result made them self-explanatory and given.” Anyone who looks at the photos while thinking of the SNFCC, as is today, can surely say that the artist has succeeded.