Greece is a legendary destination, and anyone who has once fallen under its spell dreams of returning again and again. Greece: Land of Light captures the essence of Greece - its striking sea and landscape, its people, its culture and history, and its ancient monuments.
In the stark light of the Greek sun, colours become so pure and clear that they are almost audible. Here is the marvellous record of an enchanting land. I Brukoff's brilliant colour images and Gage's evocative words delineate the heart of Greece. Included are the great classical ruins, Byzantine monasteries, the ubiquitous cats - the vivid details that each traveller takes home as a memory.
Gage's insightful essays on the turbulent history of Greece, its myths and beliefs, life in the villages and the age old wisdom and spirit of the Greek people, are a passionate tribute to an extraordinary country.
'Whether vibrating with the golden light of sunset or blanketed by the fog of a chilly night, Brukoff's photographs bring the viewer in touch with the land. He is an apt companion for Gage's return - like Odysseus' - to the rocky hills of Greece' San Diego Union - Tribune ' Brukoff's images resonate more deeply with the viewer: they practically radiate peace.' Photo District News
NICHOLAS GAGE, born in Greece, is the award- winning author of a book about his family's struggles through the Greek Civil War, which was translated into 26 languages and has sold over 2 million copies. He has also worked as a journalist. BARRY BRUKOFF is a photographer and designer.