The Museum of Cycladic Art presents the photo exhibition entitled «Robert McCabe. Memories and monuments of the Aegean ” from December 8th until March 19th.
The exhibition of the famous photographer includes two sections with a different theme but with the Greek seas and its role in human societies in the Aegean over the centuries as common element. The first section presents aspects of life in the Aegean during the decades of 1950 and 1960. Back then, life went on without electricity, roads, cars, telephones, running water and ferries. The infrastructures that were available to people in the ’60s, did not seem to differ much from those of the ancient past. The 40 photos in this section cover four topics: festivals, women’s occupations, men’s occupations and work at sea.
The second section includes 33 photos showing coastal archaeological sites. Most pictures are taken in 1954 and 1955, when these areas were little changed compared to the descriptions of travelers who visited Greece in the 19th century. Most of these places have a long history, some as religious sites, others as shopping centers and others because of their strategic importance.