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Anargyros Drolapas Finds Beauty In Moments Of Despair And Disgust

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Athens-based photographer Anargyros Drolapas begins his artist statement with a quote from Susan Sontag which offers artful deliberation on the identity of a photographer.

“The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flaneur finds the world ‘picturesque’”, writes Sontag, in her 1973 publication On Photography. Elements of Sontag’s description are immediately evident in Drolapas’ photographs; he frames obscure moments that connect through their aesthetic language. The world through his lens, even at moments of despair or disgust, appears beautiful.

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All images © Anargyros Drolapas