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John Stathatos

John Stathatos (born Athens, 1947), Greek photographer and writer, . Based in London, 1970s-1990s, where he studied at the London School of Economics and was Executive Editor of the student newspaper, The Beaver. Active as a poet and freelance photojournalist in the seventies, he published several volumes of poetry in English as well as translations of modern Greek poetry with British small and independent presses. Collaborated with poet and writer Ian Robinson on a number of projects, including Independent Press Distribution and the short-lived magazine Telegram. Journalism led him to cover stories in Kurdistan, the Spanish Sahara and the Philippines for various newspapers, including the Guardian and the Sunday Times.

He later became increasingly involved in photography, exhibiting his work in venues such as The Photographers' Gallery and Camden Arts Centre; alongside his own work, he published reviews and essays on photography and the visual arts in many magazines including Creative Camera, Art Monthly and European Photography, and also became known as a curator. In 1993 he founded Untitled: A review of contemporary art with Mario Flecha, which he edited until 1998.

Currently based in Greece, on the island of Kythera; in 2002 he started the annual Kythera Photographic Encounters.


Photographic Publications

  • Three Heraclitean Elements. CD Press, Cambridge 1991. With an essay by Ivan Gaskell.
  • The Gardens of the Hesperides. Camera Obscura, Thessaloniki 1995.
  • ákea: atonements. Wigmore Fine Art, London 1996. Texts by Clifford Myerson & the artist.
  • The Book of Lost Cities. Ex pose verlag, Berlin 2005. With essays by Yves Abrioux and Joan Fontcuberta.

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