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The camera has offered us amazing possibilities, which we are only just beginning to exploit. The visual image has been expanded and even the modern lens is no longer tied to the narrow limits of our eye; no manual means of representation (pencil, brush, etc.,) is capable of arresting fragments of the world seen like this; it is equally impossible for manual means of creation to fix the quintessence of a movement, nor should we regard the ability of the lens to distort – the view from below, from above, the oblique view – as in any sense merely negative, for it provides an impartial approach, such as our eyes, tied as they are to the laws of association, do not give; and from any other point of view: the delicacy of the grey effects produces a sublimated value, the differentiation of which can transcend its own sphere of influence and even benefit colour composition. But when we have enumerated these uses we are still far from having exhausted the possibilities in this field. We are only beginning to exploit them; for although photography is already over a hundred years old it is only in recent years that the course of development has allowed us to see beyond the specific instance and recognize the creative consequences. - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy -

The organization of light and shadow effects produce a new enrichment of vision. - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

When the true qualities of photography are recognized, the process of representation by mechanical means will be brought to a level of perfection never before reached. Modern illustrated magazines are still lagging behind, considering their enormous potential ! And to think what they could and must achieve in the field of education and culture. - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy -

*László Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian pronunciation: July 20, 1895 – November 24, 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts.

** Taken: in Old Ladadika Thessaloniki's
The Ladadika district, close to the port, is an authentic and unspoiled part of the city’s history. The renovated buildings give one the sense of another time, while the many tavernas, cafés, bars and clubs offer a wide range of leisure options – some relaxed, some busier and more intense in their atmosphere.

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