“…photographing all these personalities that raised and continue to raise Greece higher, nationally and internationally! They taught me how to think and feel… They taught me to act morally because they were and still are moral… I hope you are moved by the figures looking at you, otherwise I have failed.”
This, among other things, he notes at the beginning of his book, the photographer Stelios Skopelitis.
Photographing one hundred and four people of spirit and art, capturing “the trace of their faces”, Skopelitis crosses his gaze with the gaze of his subjects and our own, and through this encounter the absent person is recalled, as well as social and historical memory.
Truly what would the face be without the glance?
The Artist’s Glance, by Stelios Skopelitis, in a new edition by Aiolos, with a foreword by Christos Lazos and texts by Chronis Botsoglou, Yannis Tsarouchis and Giorgos Chimonas.