The practice of traditional pastoralism is deeply embedded in the life-ways of the people of Pindos, and particularly of the communities of Vlachs and Sarakatsans. For both groups transhumant pastoralism has been an outward expression of their cultural identity and its continuity through several centuries. However, this important element of their very distinct culture not only has been threatened by the abandonment of the mountainous areas during WWII and the Greek Civil War, but also by the decline of traditional pastoralism practices due to the restrictions posed by EU legislations.
The work of Stamos Abatis magically captures the lives and landscapes of the shepherds of Northern Pindos in Greece. A freelance photographer and multimedia expert from Greece with competencies in documentary photography, gigapixel and 360° cinematography and video editing, his professional photography projects include: 2006 – Travelling in Burma (documentary photography), 2010 to present – Ordinary people (black and white photos), 2011 to present – Landscape photography (photographic studies of landscapes using Gigapixel panoramic techniques and 360° x 180° spherical photography techniques)
Website and portfolio links: www.stamosabatis.com

 

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