Out of Santorini
By Doris Athanassakis
Editor’s Note: This portfolio of eleven Black & White images comprised the second collection of work by photographer Doris Athanassakis at Hubris, and first appeared here in May of 2014. Athanassakis grew up in Imerovigli, a caldera-side village on the volcanic island of Santorini. Of Greek and Austrian heritage, she has been photographing her island home, its architecture, and its myriad residents, all her life, and her work represents an ongoing and lifelong meditation upon her stunningly unique surroundings . . . and herself in them.
SANTORINI Greece—(Hubris)—1 April 2023—
Doris Athanassakis, up until 2013 a world-renowned Santorini restaurateur, changed course in mid-life and now devotes her time to photographing her beloved island and working as a body-work therapist (massage, Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu, Reflexology, aromatherapy, and other healing modalities) on Santorini and in Athens. A multi-multi-lingual, and multi-cultural bi-national (Greek and Austrian), Athanassakis spends part of the year in each of her homelands, but returns in the spring to the light and line of Santorini, the Cycladic island which is her abiding inspiration. Readers and viewers, please, please respect Doris’s Copyright to her photographs, and do not share her work on Facebook or use for other purposes without the photographer’s explicit permission and/or without including the specific Hubris link. Of course, feel free to “like” her columns, but remember that this photographer needs to be compensated for her remarkable work. If you fall in love with an image, buy a print, please. (Author Head Shot Augment: René Laanen.)