013 | Insert More Coins

Athens is a city bound by its street culture. Its narrow laneways, pedestrianised promenades and busy thoroughfares give the impression of an endless wakefulness, a theatre of rhythms, rituals and encounters typical of daily life.

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Deena Kiswoyo
012 | Dimitri dream of art

Open space, trees and Mt Olympus are the only things you see.

Dimitris is sitting in a corner in a small garage at the back of his house, which he turned into a studio. He is working with an airbrush on a cap when I walk in. You experience the good old northern hospitality of a middle class family and then you sit down to talk.

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010 | Thessaloniki duo design with love

The floor to ceiling windows in the front entrance are all open when I arrive. The orange trees outside have bloomed, and their fragrance fills the space. Nikos Iosif is busy getting ready for a new exhibition opening in a few hours, but willingly sits with me for a coffee and a chat.

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009 | Coach Spiros

It’s a sunny February afternoon on an outdoor basketball court in central Athens where coach Spiros Velliniatis is scouting for the next Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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007 | Slim 1ne

The city of Athens has become globally recognised as one of the leading cities of political graffiti.

The entire metropolis is one big canvas used by artists and activists, both local and international, to tell a story or send their message to the world.

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Deena Kiswoyo
006 | Christos

He is a father and he is homeless. He is a devout Christian but also a hardcore anarchist, he is a convicted criminal, a recovering heroin user and a HIV carrier.

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005 | N17 Protests

In one of the more peaceful November 17 protests of the last few years, approximately 16,000 people marched to the U.S. Embassy in Athens to commemorate a student uprising that was crushed by Greece’s military regime in 1973.

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003 | Vivien

We spotted Vivien one sunny morning while walking down Leoforos Alexandra’s, just outside the courts. His style instantly caught our attention.

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