Photographing Monuments


Photographing Monuments is a series of workshops initially developed in 2012 by photographers Jeff Vanderpool and Stergios Karavatos for MONUMENTA, a heritage conservation non-profit. Workshops run throughout the year and focus on photographing architectural and natural heritage sites in and around the city of Athens. The workshop format consists of site visits and classroom sessions to review theory and technique. Among the courses offered in the past are:

  • Industrial Monuments and Landscapes
  • The Natural Landscape as a Monument
  • Public Space: Art, Memory and Uses
  • Antiquities and Landscapes of the Past
  • The New Monuments and Urban Landscape
  • Project: Topographies, an exploration of Athens’ built environment.
  • Architecture and Photography

In addition to Photographing Monuments workshops, Jeff also organizes one-day photo walks with Monumenta including:

  • Athens Then and Now - A half day workshop using old photographs and "re-photographing" them in the city.
  • Architecture Walks - In the company of one of MONUMENTA's architecture experts, participants learn about the city of Athens and how best to photograph it.

Images from past workshops:

Sample flyers from past workshops: