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An itinerant photographer in the central square
(Photo: Papakonstantinou A. - Kassou A.)
An itinerant photographer in the central square
(Photo: Papakonstantinou A. - Kassou A.)

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23/11/2008
The itinerant photographer

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The profession of the itinerant photographer is of great importance because it gave a rich historical archive of our region. The itinerant photographer took photos of faces and things.

The photographer used his camera, which was a square box with lens and it was put on a tripod. Behind this box was a black cover. In the box, he put the paper into special liquids and he shook it in order to appear the photograph. In the end he cleaned the paper with a towel, he washed it with water and when it was dried, the photograph was ready.

Nowadays, the profession of itinerant photographer has extinguished as the technology moves forward rapidly and the old photographic cameras have been replaced from the digital ones.

However, in the central square of the city, one can meet some old photographers, who keep alive the memory of the traditional profession.


Source: Sarisavvas V., Traditional professions (A travel in the past), Malliaris Paideia 2000