— for Lufthansa Magazin
In autumn 2019 I travelled together with author Aileen Tiedemann for Lufthansa Magazine to Athens to discover the vibrant street art scene of the city which is filled with arts from many decades.
Nikolaos Tranos is the director of the Athens School of Fine Arts. In his own research he painted replicates of Athen's streetart with a ballpoint pen to preserve the status of the current visual aesthetics of the city.
Nikos Tongas hosts street art tours through Athens. He says, »In difficult times people feel a greater need to express themselves. There is more urgency to art« about the development since the beginning of the financial crisis.
— Street-Art artist INO
»Freedom For Sale«, INO, Gazi, Athens
— Kostas Bakoyannis, major of Athens, encourages the street art scene. He wants the people to cast an eye on the dynamic present of the city.
Athens, a Travelstory for Lufthansa Magazine — No. 01 2020 - photography — Paulina Hildesheim - photo editor & production — Michael Nielsen - author — Aileen Tiedemann
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