Bronze / 2016 / Press / Political

The Silence of Athens

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Political
  • Company
    Emilblau
  • Photographer
    EMILBLAU / Martin Geyer

Golden railing on the way to cocktails that is as cool as the pool of the rooftop garden and the views of the Acropolis; thirst and hunger on the streets next to the brightly coloured backpacks of amused tourists; graffiti with war slogans on the pale walls of houses, empty streets, empty stores, empty banks, in front of which the long lines waiting for the pitiful remnants of the euro, this is Athens on the weekend of the historic referendum on the new Greek reforms, the peak of the crisis.

EMILBLAU/Martin Geyer: Architect, Photographer, Author. Born in Germany in 1983, I studied in Berlin and now, since 2011, live in Zurich after stops in Australia and Barcelona. In addition to my full-time job as an architect, I have produced photographic orders in the architectural and portrait sector for different customers. Every year I focus on new, independent projects. Historical topics (f.e. Frist World War, Berlin Wall) and current issues like social and urban upheavals are my main focus. At the moment I am working on my next exhibition on the landscapes of the First World War and writing a travel book about Brazil. I present my work at www.emilblau.de.