Enough to realize that if we deal with art today we owe it to many others who came before us and to take advantage of our admiration for their works to draw some general guidelines. Then we can draw on them expand them limit them adapt them but not deny them. Because without values there is no judgment and without judgment there is no art. My appreciation for the articles of Nikos Xydakis increases with time in addition to the fact that I am often surprised to find that on many issues our opinions converge. And I can't help but thank him for often dealing with photography even imparting through his articles a lot of knowledge about it.
An explanation to what he argued in his previous article in Fotografo where he broadly attributed the according to him withering of Greek photography to its suffocating embrace by the same and the same people who nurtured her. Of course my answer will mainly e-commerce photo editing concern my own role since I cannot defend or justify the position of any third party. But before moving on to my personal role I would like to preface my disagreement with two positions that the esteemed columnist seems to consider indisputable. My first objection is that I do not believe that Greek photography is going through a phase of withering. She's neither a sheep nor a herm as he sees her.
There are other artistic activities with a longer tradition in our country which I don't believe are seeing their best days while photography at least in relation to its Greek past is rather following an upward path. The fact that it is not shown accordingly in the major Western capitals has nothing to do with its quality and after all this cannot constitute an artistic criterion. My second disagreement has to do with the columnist's assertion that the photograph is taken elsewhere although it is true that at this particular point he takes care to correct it with the additional sentence at least as a conception and placing it in the context of the art market. I am not at all sure however that a very specialized use of direction.