In his series Archipelagos, the photographer Stratos Kalafatis is exploring a very interesting theme: « Reggio Romano’s heretical conviction that the Aegean Archipelago is a city ». A project originally commissioned by Venice Architecture Biennale curators Katerina Kotzia, Ilias Konstantopoulos, Lois Papadopoulos and Korina Filoxenidou. He worked on it with his friend, andalso photographer Spyros Staveris. As Spyros took the photographs of the human element, Stratos focused on the ships and routes. A subject that is not unknown to him. Born in Kavala and based in Thessaloniki, the sea always had a strong presence in his life: « Rough and rhythmic, it reached me in my room on childhood evenings. Its image so utterly present, it almost escaped me, merging with the Kalamitsa hills in a landscape as much a given for me as the act of breathing »