Is a journey to the inhabited islands of the Aegean consisting of a historiography of emblematic individuals, represented through images and accompanying texts, with the aim of preserving and commemorating the true essence of each island.
This project is a journey set out to uncover the untold stories of the people of the Aegean islands; observing the occupations at risk of becoming extinct and the local customs and traditions that are unique to each island. It is a long-lost dream that is ready to enter the realm of reality. It is the inhabitants of these islands who embody the heart and soul of the Aegean.
Through this project we seek to get to know these people, their faces weathered from the salt and honest gazes, and become part of their gripping stories told in the little traditional cafes (kafeneia) – spaces that are unfortunately becoming extinct and thus jeopardizing the existence of the many narratives that play out within them each day.
The coffee table book and a documentary that will emerge from this project, displaying the material collected from visiting around 80 inhabited islands of the Northeast Aegean – the Cyclades, the Sporades islands and the Dodecanese – will display a folklore identity since it serves to preserve fragments from the lives of the islanders.