Constantinos Sofikitis, Votanikos 2014

Athinais Cultural Centre

September 2014

In July 2014, I was invited by Athinais Cultural center to illustrate the life of one of the last traditional neighborhoods in Athens, Votanikos which is is a subdivision located 3 km west of the downtown part of the Greek capital of Athens. The area is named after a nearby botanical garden situated to the southwest (Athens Botanical Gardens). The eastern part are residential, the western part are forested and industrialized.

During August, I decide to walk and cycle every day continually around this area, without my camera in order to be able to be part of their community. After I got local’s permission, I took my camera and tried to illustrate their everyday life within 7 images.