The real story from Greece: 11 images of Athens in the age of austerity

AUTHOR HENRY MILLER once said, “The light of Greece opened my eyes, penetrated my pores, expanded my whole being,” a sentiment I can largely echo. I’ve been visiting Greece since I was a child, and worked in Athens from 2008 to 2010 — pivotal years in which the world saw the city marked by demonstrations, corruption, and austerity measures. 

I continue to return to Athens annually, and despite its economic struggles, I still believe it to be a city of great light. It was with this in mind that I decided to photograph one of my days around the city: good, bad, and everything in between. 

View all the photos here.

The real story from Greece: 11 images of Athens in the age of austerity

AUTHOR HENRY MILLER once said, “The light of Greece opened my eyes, penetrated my pores, expanded my whole being,” a sentiment I can largely echo. I’ve been visiting Greece since I was a child, and worked in Athens from 2008 to 2010 — pivotal years in which the world saw the city marked by demonstrations, corruption, and austerity measures.

I continue to return to Athens annually, and despite its economic struggles, I still believe it to be a city of great light. It was with this in mind that I decided to photograph one of my days around the city: good, bad, and everything in between.

View all the photos here.