On the Acropolis by Tod Papageorge

Following his previous publication titled Studio 54, Tod Papageorge releases On the Acropolis, in collaboration with London publisher STANLEY/BARKER.

Papageorge’s work can be found in museums both in the United States and Europe including The Art Institute of Chicago; The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; The Moderna Museet, Stockholm; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Since 1979, Papageorge has taught many of the strongest American photographers of the past three decades, including Abelardo Morell, Gregory Crewdson, Anna Gaskell and Katy Grannan.

In 1983- 84, the artist spent a month each summer on the Acropolis in Athens, producing a body of work that fuses the ancient with the modern and which instils a strong sense of nostalgia.

“I stayed at a nice hotel, the Zafolia, five minutes from the Acropolis, where every surface in my room was marble, and where I did laps in the pool every evening, driving the hotel staff crazy. I usually ate lunch at a vegetarian restaurant in the Plaka, right under the Parthenon. I just liked the food. Have no memory at all of where I’d go for dinner. Very solitary the whole time. That was it: up The Hill in the morning, down for lunch, usually back up for more after that, then a swim and dinner somewhere nearby.” – Tod Papageorge

Papageoge is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and two NEA Visual Artists Fellowships. He is the author of seven books and from 1979-2013 directed the graduate photography department at the Yale University School of Art.