Daily Bread: Stories From Rural Greece is a book that delves into the daily lives of rural Greek people and tells a story that is largely ignored by the stereotypical news coverage of this country. Now, Beatrice Hamblett, author and photographer, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for this book.
Washington, DC -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2015 -- Beatrice Hamblett spent many years traveling across rural Greece and photographing its inhabitants, including bakers, farmers and shopkeepers, as well as the spectacular natural scenery in the area. Now, she has compiled those photographs along with narratives about the stories they tell into a book, Daily Bread: Stories from Rural Greece. The author has launched a Kickstarter campaign, located at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/516684400/daily-bread-stories-from-rural-greece, to raise funds for the production and distribution of this book.
According to author and photographer Beatrice Hamblett , "In 2004, I made my first road trip photographing across rural Greece. I was searching for the 'real' Greece, not the places tourism had altered but places where people still worked the earth and celebrated traditions. My Greek was okay and so I stopped, asked questions of strangers, took photos, wrote stories and made friends along the way. Narratives poured forth in the quiet light of a 6 a.m. milking—in numerous images that witnessed the slow integration of 21st century ways into rural lives."
A decade later, Beatrice has hundreds of photographs and piles of notebooks filled with narratives that will be included in her 80- to 100-page book. She hopes the book will reach beyond the stereotypes of the news media, which focuses on the crisis of debt and other problems in the region, to tell the true story of rural Greek families and their integration into the 21st century.
Photographs from Daily Bread : Stories of Rural Greece have been exhibited in galleries and exhibition centers across the United States and Greece as well as at the Greek Embassy in Washington, DC. Because of the expensive costs associated with printing a photography-based book, the author hopes to raise funds via Kickstarter to pay for production and distribution costs. For information on prizes at various donation levels, see the Kickstarter page.
About Beatrice Hamblett
Beatrice Hamblett is a photographer and the author of Daily Bread: Stories of Rural Greece, a photograph-based narrative of the lives of rural Greek people in the 21st century.
Contact Person: Beatrice Hamblett
Company: Beatrice Hamblett Photography
Address: 1712 Kilbourne Place NW, Washington, DC 20010