"Abranowicz has taken advantage of the spectacular Aegean light to create wonderfully luminous photographs filled with a serenity that is quintessential Greece. This is a wonderful book."--Tom Baril, author of Botanica
"Bill Abranowicz, like all great travelers, seems on intimate terms with his subject, no matter how foreign. This book is full of details, exquisitely rendered, that together provide a charming, contemporary portrait of one of Western civilization's most enduring cultures. The Greek File shows a place and a people as they really are. Still, there is magic in these images. Abranowicz is easily one of the world's best photographers and just possibly one of its most lyrical poets."--Thomas J. Wallace, Editor-in-Chief, Condé Nast Traveler
About the Author
After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, William Abranowicz assisted renowned photographers George A. Tice and Horst P. Horst. As a printmaker he printed the negatives of Michael Disfarmer, Horst, George Hoyningen Heune, and Edward Steichen. He has taught photography at Parsons School of Design and the New School for Social Research. A contributing photographer for Condé Nast Traveler, he has also photographed regularly for Martha Stewart Living since the magazine's inception. He has photographed features for the New York Times Magazine, House and Garden, Elle Décor, and In Style. His photographs are exhibited at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York City and are in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the world. Abranowicz was recently nominated for Life magazine's Alfred Eisenstadt Award for travel photography. He lives in Bedford, New York.
Edmund Keeley, a graduate of Princeton and Oxford, taught from 1954 to l994 at Princeton, where he served for some years as Director of the Creative Writing Program and of the Program in Hellenic Studies and where he is now Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English Emeritus. The author of a number of novels and works of non-fiction, including Inventing Paradise: The Greek Journey, 1937-1947, which earned him the 1999 Critic's Prize of the London Hellenic Society, he is also an award-winning translator of many important modern Greek poets. Most recently he received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1999) and the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation (2000) as career awards. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and Athens, Greece.