When in Thessaloniki Greece I make it a point to head over to the revitalized Port district to visit the Museum of Photography that never disappoints with its monthly themed expositions. Architecturally a modern gem and always low key in terms of attendance. In September they had an exhibition entitled “Fred Boissonnas and the Mediterranean”.
Boissonnas (1858-1946) was a renowned Swiss photographer the collection at the Museum is based upon the collections of the Library of Geneva and the Central Library of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. Most of the photos were taken in Greece. He was very prolific in Greece between 1903-1930. Whilst in Greece he visited over 100 locations to shoot his photographs that capture Greece of a different era yet capturing the essence of the Greek spirit alive today.
Although the Exhibit has been disassembled one is always treated to a wonderful assemblage of photographs in a relaxed and unhurried environment at the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki.
The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography Warehouse A Pier A Port Area.