Matjaž Tančič Photography

Matjaž Tančič Photography -

Samos (Greece) is one of the main European gateways for Syrian, Middle Eastern and African refugees, but it’s also a land marked by a long history and tradition of art and culture. The project is articulated through a fine tension between this moment of history and the history of art itself. Drawing inspiration from Ancient Greek storytelling and art pieces depicting mythological heroes, I wanted to go beyond a standard documentary approach in favour of something more personal. I decided to focus on real human destinies in a unique way, and portray my subjects in a completely new perspective.