This project deals with the social phenomenon of vendetta that comes from the ancient antipeponthos, a religious order in many Mediterranean civilizations. In Crete though appears like first grade of state low since the age of Minoan Civilization. Vendetta compels as justice and culture the obligation to protect the family honor that has been offended and continues to exist at mountainous areas of centre-west Crete but is fortunately at degeneration, disconnected from the strict code of the old days.
The theme was first approached by landscape photographs from husbandry territories where bleakness and isolation mostly obtain and afterwards by photographs that render meanings and feelings connected to the tradition of vendetta and express justice, deadlocks, escapism, exile and mourning, along with the deeper hope of a society that grows up and externalizes, these revenge murders finally come to an end.
All images © Erofili Gagani
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