“What Will You Be When You Grow Up?” by Luiz Veloso
14-24 IN THE EXHIBITION AREA AT THE GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
“Life starts at 40! Or is it at 50? Anyway, age is just a number!
This was the original thought behind this exhibition. Some interesting questions originated from this concept. If life starts at 40 (or 50!) why do so many people find it difficult to get a job at that age? If age is just a number, why does many people try so hard to extend youth beyond any human limit? If age is not a problem why is gerontophobia still so present in our society, and specially amongst young gay men? The fact is that everyone who is lucky enough to live a long life will get old.
“What will you be when you grow up? “ is more than a question, it is a call for awareness about a future that will come, if you want it or not. It reminds us that we all should work together in order to guarantee a better place in society for senior citizens, gay or straight. It reminds us that we should not be afraid of showing our faces for a cause. It reminds us that grown up (and mature!) people are not afraid of showing their true selfs. It reminds us that grown up people do not live in the shadow, because is this living in fear.
So, what about you? What will you be when you grow up? “Luiz Veloso
Luiz Veloso was born in 1968, in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
In 1987, his family established in Brasilia where the modernist architecture of Oscar Niemeyer sparked the interest in art and design and led him to the Art of photography.
In 2007, Luiz relocated in Switzerland where he started creating photographic registries of daily life.
Since 2011, Luiz is living in Athens, where the alternative cultural scene acted like a catalyzer of the desire to work exclusively with photography as Art.
The vernissage of the exhibition is on Thursday 14 of April together with the opening of the festival.