PHOTOGRAPHS AND WORDS

Michael Katakis has spent his life travelling with a camera and writing a journal.
This is the resulting book. For the past 25 years he has collaborated with the social
anthropologist Kris Hardin in work spanning continents and cultures.

MICHAEL KATAKIS


PHOTOGRAPHS AND WORDS

MICHAEL KATAKIS

Michael Katakis has spent his life travelling with a camera and writing a journal. This is the resulting book. For the past 25 years he has collaborated with the social anthropologist Kris Hardin in work spanning continents and cultures.


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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Michael Katakis has spent his life travelling with a camera and writing a journal. This is the resulting book. For the past 25 years he has collaborated with the social anthropologist Kris Hardin in work spanning continents and cultures. Their initial project was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, photographing and interviewing veterans and civilians alike, the result of which was a moving portrait of America’s strengths, sacrifices and errors during a profoundly divisive time in the nation’s history. A different and disturbing portrait of the country emerges in ‘Troubled Land: Twelve Days Across America’ where Michael Katakis sought to have a dialogue with ordinary people right after September 11 2001. In between these projects were two periods of fieldwork in Sierra Leone documenting the people of a village before their bloody civil war began. His fine photographs were given an added, unintended significance by the awful events that followed. From Michael Palin’s Introduction: ‘Michael Katakis is an indefatigable traveller. Driven by a restless curiosity and a belief in the importance of the individual against the system he puts his humane and enquiring ear to the ground and picks up signals that are salutary, precise and stimulating. His thoughtful words and pictures confer dignity and provoke indignation in equal measure. He guides our eye and our conscience without ever having to resort to hustle or harangue. There is a peacefulness at the heart of his work which gives us time to think.’


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Michael Katakis has spent his life travelling with a camera and writing a journal. This is the resulting book. For the past 25 years he has collaborated with the social anthropologist Kris Hardin in work spanning continents and cultures.

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A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.

TRAVELLER
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Traveller is a collection of letters, journal entries and photographs that combine the immediacy of experience with reflections on the author’s own past. The entries in this volume are personal, like letters from a friend you accompany through the medina in Fez or into the hills of Gallipoli, who introduces you to the people he meets along the way.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND WORDS
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Michael Katakis has spent his life travelling with a camera and writing a journal. This is the resulting book. For the past 25 years he has collaborated with the social anthropologist Kris Hardin in work spanning continents and cultures.

EXCAVATING VOICES
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Three authors from diverse backgrounds contribute essays to this volume of photographs of Native Americans from the archives of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Listen closely as you look at these arresting images.


ABOUT MICHAEL

Writer and photographer Michael Katakis has been writing about and photographing a wide range of cultures and geographic locations for the past thirty five years. He has traveled extensively throughout the People’s Republic of China, West Africa, Cuba, Hungary, Morocco, Turkey, the United States, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Italy, Greece, England, France and Spain to name a few.

Michael’s books include Photographs and Words’ with Kris Hardin (British Library 2011) on which John Falconer, Lead Curator of Visuals Arts at the British Library wrote;

theirs is not a voyeuristic documentary… but a record charting… the characteristics of human society which bind rather than separate.” Furthermore he says that theirs is a shared and “continuing determination to speak out in the cause of both tolerance and honour and not to become a silent accessory to injustice.

 

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