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Pota
Pota
Iraklis


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Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2009

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This is Pota... She was in the Greek Resistance during WWII when she was just 15. Took part in the civil war following that. Has been imprisoned multiple times, the latest during the military dictatorship in Greece (1967-74). Toughest person I know. I would like to take more of her when next in my hometown. We stopped by her place with my dad last weekend on the fly...

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03/26/2009 03:16:50 AM
What a great shot! Before I even read your notes I thought "now here is a woman of substance" - and that she is. Wonderful angle for the shot and her arm out like that seems indicative of the sweeping changes she's seen in her time - and been a big part of. I look forward to more shots of her!
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03/25/2009 05:19:56 PM
you've caught the strength and character of this woman .. your processing just intensifies those qualities .. brilliant .. :)
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03/25/2009 01:02:31 AM
This is very good use of the B&W and the overlay. The point of view as well as the pose are perfect. Just by seeing this image, you can tell that she is good at telling all about her adventures in life.
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03/25/2009 12:27:12 AM
the stories she could tell. I like the perspective and editing it adds personifacation to the photo itself intensifing the subjects personnality.
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03/24/2009 09:21:40 PM
I love the perspective. Her story is inspiring. Makes me feel pretty inconsequential.
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03/24/2009 08:06:34 PM
Thank you for your comments... ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kolasi and I call her 'aunt Pota' because she is a close to my family, and your comments are appreciated... : )

Message edited by author 2009-03-24 20:14:35.
03/24/2009 07:17:22 PM
What an interesting lady, and your portrait shows her passion for life.
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03/24/2009 06:24:55 PM
great portrait and very interesting story, she sounds like a great character
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03/24/2009 06:21:24 PM
This had an almost political feel before I even read the comments. how wonderful that you could capture her so well.
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03/24/2009 06:12:56 PM
Just an amazing image of this incredibly resiliant person-Bravo !
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03/24/2009 04:52:33 PM
a great emotive portrait! this is impressive just for who she is let alone the quality of your proc as well as editorial importance. a fav photographer!
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03/24/2009 01:31:24 PM
Brilliant use of light and shadow! She looks to be a tough cookie!
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03/24/2009 01:24:21 PM
Great character in this woman, I can tell she is a very animated person. Wonderful depiction!
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