n. a sprout, sprig, twig, a shoot. A new growth, a descendant from a past life, the offspring of unknown origins. A simultaneous object of present and past, a bridge between what once was, what is, and what could be.
Scions was completed over the course of a month in Athens, Greece, a city that inhales a dusty, ancient past, and exhales the globalised, contemporary bustle we are so used to in the average metropolis. Athens records passage and phases through infrastructure, literature, mythology, and its ever-changing, ever-growing population. Its identity is not fixed: it surges and morphs, goaded by its legends of gods and ancestors, of power and lineage. These photographs remove myth from the museum and set it in the streets of the city. They allow for stories to blanket a people defined by a place in time, not by personal history, by borders, by language, nor by custom. Tourists, grandmothers, immigrants, lovers, and fathers are all memorialised in the grand present. Modern faces are set in stone alongside a past empire.
Who lives here
Read a PDF statement of the project here.