A broken shop in Alexandras avenue, Athens. The graffiti writes: “Burn the parliament”
Following the murder of a 15 year old boy, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, by a policeman on 6 December 2008 widespread riots, protests and unrest followed lasting for several weeks and spreading beyond the capital and even overseas
When I walked in the streets of my town the day after the riots I instantly forgot the image I had about Athens, that of a bustling, peaceful, energetic metropolis and in my mind came the old photographs from WWII, the civil war and the students uprising against the dictatorship.
Thus I decided not to turn my digital camera straight to the destroyed buildings but to photograph through an old camera that worked as a filter, a barrier between me and the city.