“On the Move”. Photography Exhibition
“On the Move”, a photographic journey through the lives and challenges faced by transhumant shepherds in the Mediterranean, makes its sixth stop in Greece, after successful exhibitions in Switzerland, France, Lebanon, Tunisia and Spain and before reaching its final destination, Turkey.
In Greece, “On the Move” will be hosted in the Protected Area of the Northern Pindos National Park, the study area for transhumance in Greece, in the Averoff Μuseum in Metsovo from 29th July to 14th September and then in Athens until the end of September 2015 at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation.
The travelling exhibition “On the Move” rather than a typical ethnographic approach, aims to provide a modern look and at times even unpleasant, due to the abandonment of transhumance. With the participation of six professional photographers, Stamos Abatis from Greece, Baris Korca from Turkey, Yunes Tazi from Morocco, Wassim Ghozlani from Tunisia, Assad Saleh from Lebanon and Gemma Arrugaeta from Spain, “On the Move” aims to portray the challenging lives of the remaining transhumant shepherds in the Mediterranean and to raise awareness on the importance of preserving and even reviving this practice.
In Greece, “On the Move” is being organized by the Mediterranean Institute of Nature and Anthropos (Med-INA) in cooperation with the Management Body Vikos-Aoos and Pindos, Pindos Perivallontiki and the Vjosa / Aoos River Ecomuseum. The exhibition is being held in the framework of a project on transhumance implemented by the Mediterranean Consortium of Nature and Culture.
During its first stop in Greece, in the Averoff Μuseum in Metsovo, “On the Move” will be complemented with items from the Metsovo Folklore Museum of the Tositsa Foundation as well as an extensive set of photographs by Kostas Balafas (1920-2011) that portray the lives of transhumant shepherds in the Pindos area.