I was hospitalised for fifteen days at the AHEPA, Thessaloniki's General Teaching Hospital. The diagnosis: pneumonia and empyema; that is, pus-filled lungs.
The treatment: surgery.
The gaze: eighteen pictures.
In medical terminology, Personal Anamnesis denotes a patient’s medical history. For a photographer, it means the itinerary of his gaze through the domain of darkness. And when you look at darkness straight on, it's somewhat tamed.
Published by Agra and University Studio Press, 2017
Paris Petridis (PhD) is an artist photographer living in Thessaloniki, Greece. His work has been presented in solo, group shows, and biennials of contemporary art internationally. Author of eight photography monographs, his interests focus on landscape, memory, and the politics of space. He is currently adjunct lecturer at the University of Western Macedonia, Greece.