Athènes 2015

Finance a photo project about daily life in the middle class in Athenes, Grece.

Project visual Athènes 2015
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05/02/2015
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Athènes 2015

 

Detailed presentation of the project 

 

While a humanitarian crises is currently affecting Greece, I have decided to immerse myself in the Greek society through three middle class families and to realise a photographical work on today’s daily life in Athens, more than a hundred days after Syriza’s election. 

In a time where 180 000 small and medium sizes businesses have been shut down since 2010, while 60% of the youth is unemployed, families tend to concentrate and live in the same shelter due to shrinking financial means. 

How can one pay the loan of an apartment bought at a time where banks were lending at unbeatable rates; how can one access health services after the loss of employment and therefore of medical insurance…

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In the light of this humanitarian crises, Bruxelles has just granted Greece with an exceptional aid fund of 2 billion euros. What will be the outcomes of the latter on daily life? During 3 weeks, before this summer, I will be living in Athens.

 

 

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I will follow, amongst others, Helene, Costas and their 3 children. Along 180 000 SMBs since the crises began, Costas has had to shut down his aluminium business. He has since, thanks to relatives and friends’ support, been able to open a tavern in the Neos Cosmos neighbourhood of Athens. He does not earn a living for now, his wife works alongside him, and he faces on a daily basis pressure from creditors. His house is split into three different levels and is shared with his parents, his brother and his own family.

 

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I will follow two other families as well.

 

An exhibition will take place in Paris at Le Point Ephemere, in September 2015.

 

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Allocation of funds

My total budget is 2000€ for 3 weeks. Including flight tickets, accommodation,food, moving in Athenes. Plus Kisskissbankbank's participation.

 

Flight ticket : 370 €

 

 

Transports taxis, buses, trams : 130 €

Meals 20 euros/jday : 500 €

Others 100 euros

Kisskissbankbank / 150 € 

 

If more than 2000 € are collected, it will be used to finance the prints for the exhibition in Point EPhémère in Paris. Otherwise, if the goal is not reached, Evry Kisskissbanker will be repaid.

 

 

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