Reactions to expansion of fish farms – Peak impacts on tourism

 The Topographic Imaginary – Photography Contest by iFocus.gr

This summer, Pounta will be adorned with a tapestry of photographic landscapes! iFocus.gr in collaboration with Katheti is organizing the 1st Poros Photography Festival and invites you all to participate. The iFocus.gr contest starts on Thursday May 9 and ends on Sunday July 1 at 23:59. Follow the link to find out how to participate. The exhibition will take place at Katheti, Poros, from July 12 to July 24, 2024.

Through your approach, imagination, creativity and participation we hope to see different perspectives and interpretations of how our new theme of Landscape Photography is visualized. A few months ago, Poros was declared the third green island after Halki and Astypalaia, through the pioneering GR-Eco Islands project, which aims at sustainable energy management and the development of the circular economy. With the initiatives of local stakeholders and residents, Poros strives to protect the marine and terrestrial ecosystem while adopting sustainable practices. The local community promotes sustainable tourism and alternative actions that respect the environment and aim to preserve the unique character of the area. In this context, iFocus.gr invites photographers to participate in the 1st Poros Photography Festival by submitting their own vision in relation to the theme of the competition.

Katheti supports the art of photography and the regional photography team “Passage“. In the past, Katheti has organized photography exhibitions such as: “Our Sea”, “Sotiris Tavern“, “Athlesis” and the art exhibition “Bridges“. Some of the exhibitions were accompanied by albums showcasing local artists. Last summer, Katheti successfully hosted the art exhibition ”Transformations” as part of Poros Arts Festival. At the same time, Katheti showcased local photographers and created Calendars for 2021 and 2023.

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Article’s photo credits: Garo Kalaydjian

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