Poverty induces Art

Poverty induces Art

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alexander stefanatos


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Poverty induces Art

Greece
Aegean Sea
Dodecanese
Telos island
"pezoules"


"Poverty induces Art" told ancient Greeks!
In this tiny. almost totally bare and rocky Aegean island that not even a single tree can be seen sprouting, locals created the "pezoules" as the only mean to secure some cultivating space on the rocky and steep mountain slopes and provide, at least, the bare necessities of food.
Pezoules can also be seen in other rocky and volcanic islands especially in Cyklades complex.
At the far end, though, the sparkling Aegean Sea offers some prospect and hope....

Comments 4

  • Mirjam Burer 19/09/2017 16:28

    most impressive and also sad, Alexander..
    Great photograph and big compliment... I know now what you mean by presenting these scenes and situations in b/w...
    hugs, liefs, Mirjam
  • sparkling light 19/09/2017 15:28

    It must have been a fierce fight, but nature was nature was the stronger force in the end.
    Impressive documentation, Alex !!
  • SINA 18/09/2017 10:32

    Streng und Faszinierend
    lieber Alex
  • Sue Thompson 17/09/2017 10:54

    Out of hardship comes a kind of beauty.

    :))

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Camera NIKON D800
Lens 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-6.3
Aperture 8
Exposure time 1/125
Focus length 42.0 mm
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