NEW YORK – The Consulate of Greece in New York and Consul General Konstantinos Koutras present Greece: An Enchanted Land, the exhibition of the iconic images of Greece captured in the 1950s by internationally acclaimed photographer Robert McCabe. The exhibition opens at the Consulate, 69 East 79th Street in Manhattan, on Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 PM, and runs through July 7.
McCabe’s work has become an important reference to Greece’s history and landscapes. His presence in Greece as a photographer during 1950s has played an integral role in archiving photos of Greece as they have never been seen before.
His books on Mykonos, Santorini, Mycenae, and recent publication on Kasos, are just a few of his magnificent photographs of a bygone era in Greece. His lens captured the country before it developed into the international tourist destination it is today.
McCabe’s love affair with Greece continued after marrying a wonderful Greek woman and raising a family in Athens and America, making Greece his second home.
Greece and its people are indebted to his photography, which has preserved images of Greece in various time frames for the ages to come.
The exhibit was curated by longtime Robert McCabe fan, television personality, producer, and director, Yanna Darilis.
Robert McCabe was born in Chicago in 1934 and grew up in Rye, NY. His father worked for a picture newspaper in New York City, and because of his father’s gift of a Kodak Baby Brownie in 1939, McCabe started taking photographs when he was five. After Robert became a newspaper photographer, his interest shifted from hard news stories to people and landscapes, and the rest was history.
His first photographs of Europe were the result of a trip in 1954 to France, Italy, and Greece. He returned to Greece in 1955 and 1957 and photographed the Cyclades for National Geographic. His iconic images of Greece have drawn much attraction and have become a rare glimpse of Greece in a lost era.
He has published 18 photo books on subjects including Greece, France, Italy, China, Antarctica, New York City and Havana. McCabe has exhibited his work in Greece the United States, London, Paris and Brussels.
More information is available online: https://www.mccabephotos.com and on the Consulate’s website: https://www.mfa.gr/usa/en/consulate-general-in-new-york/.