Fokion Zissiadis

Greenland

Cover | © teNeues Verlag

The book as a work of art in its own right: in XXL format (41.5 x 31.5 cm), with a special cover material and silver hot foil stamping - reflecting the contents of the book, the snow and the vast icy landscapes of Greenland.

One of very few illustrated books on Greenland that shows the facets of its beauty in varied and high-quality photography: impressive close-ups of polar bears, aerial views of beautiful structures created from land, water and ice, authentic portraits of indigenous people and their living conditions

Greenland is bigger than Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and the UK combined. And yet we know very little about this huge island with its low population density. In "Greenland" Fokion Zissiadis, whose first illustrated book "Iceland" was published by teNeues in 2015, shows us that a closer look is really worthwhile. We see formations of rock, water, snow and ice, which in combination with the play of light and shadow unfold an incomparable beauty. Animals on land, water and in the air appear sometimes in long shots and sometimes in breathtaking close-ups. Fokion Zissiadis also captures the inhabitants and their settlements.

The high-quality photographs, including many spectacular aerial shots taken from helicopters, appear in a size of up to 83 cm in width. The pictures are accompanied by a very personal interview in which Fokion Zissiadis describes how and why Greenland became the motif of his work. But also that he approached the undertaking a little too lightly. He draws our attention to the indigenous Inuit population but also to the dangers to Greenland's nature. With its opulent décor, "Greenland" is a wonderful object for rediscovering the slowness and beauty of the book world, for lingering quietly over individual pictures or for opening the book decoratively on the coffee table.

Fokion Zissiadis
Photographer
Price
€ 350 | $ 475 | £ 295
Pages
356
Images
190 color & 40 b/w photographs
Format
41,5 x 31,5 cm | 16 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.

Book title
Greenland
Publisher
teNeues Verlag GmbH
Release date
1.1.2023
Format
41,5 x 31,5 cm | 16 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.
Language
English
Pages
356
Images
190 color & 40 b/w photographs
Price
€ 350 | $ 475 | £ 295
Finish / Special Book-Work
Hardcover
Category
Nature & Animals, Travel & Sports, New releases
ISBN (DE)
978-3-96171-447-6

Fokion Zissiadis was born in Thessaloniki in northern Greece in 1956 and first came into contact with photography while studying architecture in Philadelphia. He returned from the United States to continue the family tradition in tourism and was one of the main shareholders of the renowned Sani Resort in Halkidiki from 1989 to 2016 and Vice President of Sani S.A. Since 2016, he has devoted himself fully to his passion for landscape photography and adventure travel, planning and organising solo photo expeditions to remote destinations of great natural beauty.
His photographic work covers a wide range of geological phenomena and diverse terrains: deserts, glaciers, savannahs, jungles, volcanoes, rivers, oceans, mountains and plateaus. His photographic projects have taken him all over Europe, but also to Iceland, Greenland, Vietnam, Patagonia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Chile, China, Russia, the United States of America and the Bahamas.
His first book, Iceland, was published by teNeues in February 2016. His second, Vietnam, was published by Rizzoli Publishing in September 2020 and received the National Publication Award from the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2021. Greenland is Fokion's third published work. Morocco and South Africa are his current works.
His first solo photographic exhibition was held at the Benaki Museum in Athens in October 2019, titled "Icebergs - From Genesis to Extinction".
Fokion has been married to Mata Tsolozidis since 1979. They have a son, Leonidas, and two grandchildren, Fokion and Dimitris.

 

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