What kind of landscapes do the inmates view, when their gaze extends beyond the barded-wine fence? What kind of occupations and land uses prosper in the places where society executes the prison sentence? How does the inside silently converse with the outside? How does a rigid boundary give meaning to every path or muddy road around it? And how much pressure is exerted on both sides of such a boundary when the prison is in a residential area? In this, internationally original, project Yiannis Pantelidis approach the external boundaries of detention facilities.
Between 2016 and 2018, with the permission of the Greek Ministry of Justice, he visited eighteen detention facilities across the country, exploring the zone betweeen prison and its surroundings. His photographs eloquently feature the neutral zone, a gray zone, a zone that promises nothing to no one. A naked land of railings, cables, metal panels, icy soil and cement.
The edition is bilingual (greek, english).
Yiannis Pantelidis studied mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He lives and works in Thessaloniki. He has also published:
A Stroll in the City (Upper City), University Studio Press, 2014 (participation)
Nothing Personal, University Studio Press, 2015.
© text and pictures by Yiannis Pantelidis
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