In The Balkans
Focusing on the Balkan Peninsula, Nikos Economopoulos captures a community divided by ethnic, religious and territorial warfare
In this book, Nikos Economopoulos brings his extraordinary vision of the people of the Balkan Peninsula, a fragmented environment shattered by ethnic, religious and territorial warfare.
In spite of the complicated tensions that have endured for centuries, the people of the Balkan Peninsula share a way of life and a history. When the photographer first traveled through different Balkan countries, he realized how easily he could piece together a collective Balkan portrait based on the common cultural threads between them, beyond historical differences. These photographs show how the people of the Balkans carry on with the business of living – with marriages and funerals, farming and street games – sharing an inextinguishable spirit despite the unmistakable air of volatility that surrounds them.