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Photography Εxhibition “Waterline”

12 June 24
Katheti, Πόρος, 18020
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Opening: June 1, 8:00 pm

Duration: 1 June – 12 June 2024

Opening hours: 7:00 – 11:00 pm

Free entrance

Culture

Photography Εxhibition “Waterline”

12 June 24

Trips with cargo ships & gas tankers, 1950-1966

The indissoluble link between Poros and seamanship in a nostalgic photography exhibition. Katheti’s summer program opens this year with a unique exhibition. The photography exhibition “Waterline” is both a promise and a wish. A dedication to their beloved father, Fotis Metaxas, and an everlasting remembrance from his children, Lambrini and Spyros Metaxas. The exhibition will be hosted at Katheti from June 1 to 12 and will be open to the public daily between 7:00 and 11:00 pm. The opening will take place on Saturday 1 June at 8:00 pm.

The love of Lambrini and Spyros for their parents is revealed through their words: “With photographic-cinematic clicks, our father, Fotis Metaxas, with his Zorki camera, bought from Russia, despite his hard work as a cook on Niarchos’ sea-going freighters and gas tankers, unfolds the ’50s and ’60s, taking us to ports and naval stations, making us companions on board! Sixteen years of separations and welcomes, anguish and nostalgia, faith and devotion, corresponding with his beloved wife, Pipitsa Koutouzi, who was his great love and strength and the main reason why he managed to survive 3 shipwrecks”.

Photo: Fotis Metaxas and Panagiota (Pipitsa) Koutouzi

Fotis Metaxas’ Biography

Fotis Metaxas was born in Asprogerakas of Kefallinia on February 2 1931, the first of five children in the family. He was a restless spirit with insight and had a strong personality, with selflessness and infinite respect for everyone. In 1954, he found himself in Poros as a sailor for his military service (K.E. POROS), with the specialty of Cook. His destiny was to stay on Poros since he met and fell in love with his wife Panagiota (Pipitsa) Koutouzi (1935-2000), who was his everlasting port. He travelled around the world from 1950 to 1966, capturing cinematic moments of unique visual scope. In 1967, he will stand forever on land, on Poros, where he opened one of the best taverns of the island in the area of Punta, with uninterrupted operation both in winter and summer. In 2021 he leaves for his last journey, to finally be reunited forever with the love of his life.

Katheti supports local photographers and the art of photography but what makes our work even more fascinating and important is supporting and revealing beautiful stories of local people through art. Katheti supports the local photography group “Passage” and in the past has organized photography exhibitions such as: “Our Sea“, “Sotiris Tavern“, “Athlesis“, and the art exhibition “Bridges“. At the same time, Katheti, showcasing local photographers, printed its own Calendar in 2021 and 2023.

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Exhibition Details

Opening: June 1, 8:00 pm

Duration: 1 June – 12 June 2024

Opening hours: 7:00 – 11:00 pm

Information/contact details: info@katheti.gr, +30 2298043825

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