Inner Worlds is a series of photographs by Stratis Vogiatzis dedicated to the villages of the Greek island of Chios. Stratis with this project has recorded and revealed the unaffected and transparent treasures of a genuine people’s culture which lost the battle of time and hide away from fear. Stratis leads us, in a selective and mystical way, inside the houses whose decoration reflects the souls of the people who live or used to live in them. The rooms and their ornamentation are not a showy deception or a deliberate covering up of the truth, but a humble staging of the need for moderation, of the burden of deprivation, as well as the playful enthusiasm for life which, together with faith and hope, have nurtured the people’s culture for whole centuries.
Find out more about Stratis' work here.