A raven’s dream. The series “A raven’s dream” is an attempt to deal with the uncanny (“unheimlich”), to dive into an age of innocence where everything seemed to be mysterious, enigmatic, sometimes ominous.
“A raven’s dream” is consisted both of images that can be described as “street photography” as well as from pictures that are “staged”. For this particular presentation, I selected only pictures from the first category. The title “A raven’s dream” is a reference to the works of Edgar Alan Poe.
Photographer: Stavros Stamatiou
Bio: I am an amateur photographer, born in Kozani-Greece in 1965. I studied at the Pedagogical Academy of Heraklion and since 1988 I have been working as a teacher in public education. I currently live in the Municipality of Thermaikos. I am a member of the Photography Center of Thessaloniki, BULB collective and the CLICKERS. I have attended photography lessons with Tasos Schizas and art photography seminars with Plato Rivellis, Stratos Kalafatis, Paris Petrides, and Iraklis Papaioannou. I have participated in workshops with photographers Eva Voutsaki, Nikos Economopoulos, Michael Ackerman, Achilles Nasios and Jason Eskenazi and portfolio reviews with Haris Kakarouhas and Jacob Aue Sobol. I have participated in many group exhibitions and photography festivals and some of my works have been published in reputed Greek and foreign journals – printed and online – and photography websites. My series “A raven’s dream” was shortlisted for the Gomma Grant 2017 and awarded for the Best B/W picture.