Through the ages, primary production of cereals remains an important pylon for Greece’s economy. One of these pylons is the Thessalian plain. It covers the amount of 36% of the region of Thessaly, it characterises the whole area because of the relationship between human civilization and land cultivation.
Born in a farming family and motivated by my childhood memories, I tried to explore the structure of the flatland, collect the clues of history and the stagnation of the area, something that is always in contrast with the life- cycle of cereals. The universe of the flatland overthrows the urban myth that the fertility of the flatland offers a prosperous living. But, if this rumour is true, why are the locals looking for a better future at cities and the villages remain abandoned?
The Αgri-Cultural Pylons project is a collection of photographs which took place at the country’s second largest granary. My research started in 2017, visiting all the plains’ villages and digging up its history for five years. Through my short trips, I tried to better understand my birthplace and the place where I live.
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