Reportage: SKG Metamorphosis by Marinos Tsagkarakis

 Marinos Tsagkarakis was born in island of Crete, in Southern Greece in 1984. At the age of 17 he moved to Thessaloniki and studied Economic Science, Business Administration in Finance and finally Information Systems. He works as an economic analyst and Deputy Director in an international non-profit organization for trade & exports. He started dealing with photography approximately 10 years ago and he studied photography  at STEREOSIS Photography school. He has participated in many team exhibitions in Greece. In 2013 he obtained winning award in 7th Photoday Contest among 192 professional and amateur photographers. Also, he has attended many workshops with renowned photographers.

Text and photos by Marinos Tsagkarakis
 
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 SKG is the International Air Transport Association code for the city of Thessaloniki, located in Northern Greece. Thessaloniki is not the place I was born or grew up, but it is the place I learnt to love the last 13 years of my life. Thessaloniki has always been considered as one of the most beautiful cities of Greece, atmospheric, erotic, mysterious and vivid. Thessaloniki for many decades of the 20th century played a central role in the wider Balkan area. However, the lights and shine for Thessaloniki fell sharply a few years before Greece faced financial crisis and economic depression.

 
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 This project deals with the transformation/metamorphosis of this city from a bright, extrovert and vibrant city, into a place which is dominated by aesthetic and social decline. It is a record of the existing urban landscape, with sceneries which are placed at key points in the city. The common feature of these images is reduced aesthetic, which now causes no sense in transit residents.

 
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(Images © Marinos Tsagkarakis)

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