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alexander stefanatos

Premium (World), thessaloniki


A kid in the morbid and almost in ruins classroom of his abandoned school in a remote and mountainous village of Greece.
The young population, fed up with misery and hard working conditions but, also bitterly disapointed by the indifferance and neglect of gonvernmental policy, have gradually evacuated those villages seeking a better fortune in the big cities...

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  • Glenn Capers 30/07/2013 18:40

    Love the moment. Good decision to shoot
  • Tassos Kitsakis 24/07/2013 23:21

    What means the word FUTURE?
  • spacelilly13 22/07/2013 22:38

    Fearful and depressing atmosphere you have captured Alexander! Great documentation! Friendly Maria
  • Clau.Dia´s 21/07/2013 17:29

    The look of this serious child contakts my soul - he seemed to be an adult who have had to deal with many difficult things in his life. A very good composition and background description.
    Best regards Claudia
  • Agapy 21/07/2013 16:25

    The pic is very touching for me and it makes me sad. You put the finger on the nerve with your photography, Very well done.
    Best wishes
  • Andy-Wood 21/07/2013 0:06

    I like the balance of the composition.
    The lad looks isolated but determined.
    Even the floorboards seem to sink under the weight of neglect.
    kind regards,
  • Lawson McCulloch 20/07/2013 15:48

    Your wonderful image captures the cruelty of the decisions that the politicians force on the ordinary people so well Alexander.
    My prime minister made the statement that we are all in it together - I think not.
    best wishes,
  • Dinu Filipescu 19/07/2013 19:24

    Wonderful piece of reality and great photography.
  • s. sabine krause 19/07/2013 10:02

    the immensity of the problem and its history, the irreversibility of it, compressed into the intense look of a child facing fearlessly into the camera: his eyes a silent reproach! greetings, sabine.
  • Harold Thompson 19/07/2013 9:27

    Good interior scene of the past and the bonus of the child. :-)) Harold
  • Carlo.Pollaci 19/07/2013 8:38

    Magnifica ripresa, valorizzata dalla presenza del ragazzo.
    Un saluto cordiale,
  • Sue Thompson 19/07/2013 8:18

    A very sorry tale, and so sad that the young people are wanting [having] to leave their home villages to seek a 'better' life in the cities.
    When will the powers that be learn that it is better for all if these small places are kept 'alive' ........for the good of all.
    Here in the UK there are numerous village schools being closed, most of the rural post offices [ which were also the local shop] have been closed. The public houses are shutting down........and all these things contribute to the 'death' of small villages.
    Life in the big cities is not ALL that it is cracked up to be..........

    An excellent picture that well conveys the sadness of such places.

  • Christine L 19/07/2013 7:47

    great photo.....
  • Janos Gardonyi 19/07/2013 0:09

    superb statement, but not really 'decadence'....
    more like neglect, misery etc +++ janos
  • Adele Oliver 18/07/2013 22:49

    he is looking straight at you as if he wanted to challenge you .... a strong image combined with your "story" and with the dark tonality !!
    greetings, Adele



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