From 10 June to 16 June 2023, the exhibition ‘Greece: Images of an Enchanting Country’ can be seen in The Atrium in The Hague. The event is organized by the Greek Embassy in The Hague.
The exhibition contains the beautiful photographs that the American photographer Robert McCabe (1934) took in Greece from the 1950s.
Chicago-born McCabe began taking photographs in 1939, at the age of five. Since then he has traveled the world with his camera. In 1954 he visited Greece for the first time. Few people traveled to Greece and the country was still untouched. In 1955 and 1957 he returned to photograph the Cyclades for the National Geographic magazine and continued to visit the country.
McCabe has published more than fifteen books and catalogues, most of which reflect his travels and photography in Greece over a seventy-year period.
At the opening of the exhibition on Monday 12 June, 6 pm, I will give a short introduction to McCabe and his work. In early May 2023, I had the privilege of meeting McCabe in Athens. In the house where he stayed, a stone’s throw from the Acropolis, we spoke intensively about his photography and our long-standing love for Greece.
For more information on Robert McCabe’s work: https://www.mccabephotos.com/ Details about the exhibition can be found at: https://atriumcityhall.nl/en/agenda/exhibition-greece-images-of-an-enchanted-land/