Christos Chryssopoulos (b. 1968) is a writer and photographer from Athens, Greece, who explores the narrative potential of images and language. He has been awarded several prizes including the 2014 Prix Laure-Bataillon, the 2015 Balkanika Prize and was honoured with the title of Chevalier / Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic in 2015. His latest solo exhibition was “Disjunction” at the History Museum of Nantes, in France. “LETHE” is his latest ongoing project; the shadows of Classical Greek statues are photographed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The same light is cast on each different figure as its apparition takes life on the wall. The shape of the human body, the “secret life” of these personified pieces of marble, the arrested breath of the photographer before he takes the final shot, the dismembered bodies of the sculptures, the eerie silence of myths. “LETHE” follows the traces of memory, of history and of flesh itself.
This is a sample of his work “LETHE”
All images © Christos Chryssopoulos