Saturday 7th February 2009

John Stathatos was born in Greece in 1947 and lived in London in 1970-1990s and exhibiting at The Photographers' Gallery and Camden Arts Centre. Now based back in Greece he started the annual Kythera Photographic Encounters in 2002.

Below image from Stathatos' 'Lumen' collection:

"To be of any use to an artist, photographs must be rooted in a context, in a past; there is no such thing as a context-free photograph, and abstract photography is good for nothing but record covers."

John Stathatos ('A Reading of Peeter Linnap's "Summer 1955"')