McCABE FAMILY DONATES PHOTGRAPHS TO CONSULATE OF GREECE IN NEW YORK
The photography exhibit, GREECE: An Enchanted Land, opened at the Consulate of Greece in New York on June 7th 2022. The Consul General, Konstantinos Koutras, welcomed guests and spoke about the iconic images of Greece in the 1950s, caught through the lenses of internationally acclaimed photographer, Robert McCabe.
Robert McCabe greeted the guests via video from his second home in Greece, and his younger brother, Peter McCabe, attended the exhibit and shared some stories about Robert McCabe and his career.
The highlight of the opening was the surprise announcement by the Consul General about the McCabe’s Family donation of photographs to the Consulate of Greece in New York in memory of Dina Filippeou McCabe. The New York Consulate was Dina McCabe's anchor to Greece, and just a five-minute walk from their home. The photographs will now be a permanent collection of the Consulate.
Robert McCabe’s work has become an important reference to Greece’s history and landscapes. His presence in Greece as a photographer during 1950s has played an integral role in archiving photos of Greece as they have never been seen before.
His books on Mykonos, Santorini, Mycenae, and recent publication on Kasos, are just a few of his magnificent photographs of a bygone era in Greece. His lens captured the country before it developed into the international tourist destination it is today.
The exhibit was curated by long-time Robert McCabe fan, television personality, producer, and director, Yanna Darilis.
The exhibit will run through July 7th 2022
Entrance is free to the public
Exhibition Title: GREECE: An Enchanted Land
Where: Consulate of Greece in NY: 69 East 79th Street, New York, NY, 10075
Exhibition Dates: June 7th - July 7th 2022
Times: 10 am -4 pm
About Robert McCabe
Robert McCabe was born in Chicago in 1934 and grew up in Rye, New York. His father worked for a picture newspaper in New York City, and because of his father’s gift of a Kodak Baby Brownie in 1939, McCabe started taking photographs when he was five. After Robert became a newspaper photographer, his interest shifted from hard news stories to people and landscapes, and the rest was history.
His first photographs of Europe were the result of a trip in 1954 to France, Italy, and Greece. He returned to Greece in 1955 and 1957 and photographed the Cyclades for National Geographic. His iconic images of Greece have drawn much attraction and have become a rare glimpse of Greece in a lost era.
He has published 18 photo books on subjects including Greece, France, Italy, China, Antarctica, New York City and Havana. McCabe has exhibited his work in Greece the United States, London, Paris, and Brussels.
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