About the Book
From the Caribbean to Costa Rica and Mexico and from California to Alaska, Greek photographer Panayotis Kasimis traveled for two years capturing aspects of everyday life. Avoiding the beautification of his subjects, Kasimis discovers the beauty of the common, everyday subject, be it a building, a doll’s face, a street scene or an insignificant detail, and shares it with the viewer. And yet the viewer is not innocent or unaware of the lens. He becomes a witness of the photographer’s attempt to recover the photographic reality and photographic time; time which depicts a revealing, spontaneous moment.
Panayotis Kasimis was born in Athens, Greece, 1964.
He studied photography in Berlin (1987), in Athens (1988-'89) and later in London (1991-'93) where, after finishing his studies, he lived and worked for three years. Returning in Greece, he worked as an advertising photographer for three years, while at the same time, he used to "teach" photography to a group of friends.
He has exhibited his work in group exhibitions in Athens and London (1991, '93, '94 and 2003) and solo exhibitions in Juneau, Alaska (2005), in Athens (2001) and in Holland (Eindhoven, 1997).
He has taught photography at "Diathlasi" ("Diffraction") Cultural Group of the Municipality of Dafni, Athens (1999) and at "Ionian" private high school (2001).
In 2001, together with eight more friends and former students, he founded the photographic club "Ennea", where he teaches photography until today.
He lives and works in Athens, Greece.