Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Aguigui Mouna, and his followers. Paris, 1968

Born André Dupont (1911-1999), Aguigui Mouna's first manifesto was to remain on a tree for 16 hours in Golfe-Juan in 1956. Known in Paris all around the "Quartier Latin" (universities district in Paris), you often saw him on a bicycle with a red phone, selling his self-edited mag "Le Mouna Frères". He was nominated "chevalier des Arts et des Lettres" by the minister of Culture Jack Lang. His philosophy was a mix of anarchism, ecology, peace and humour!
(Phtograph by Simos Tsapnidis,1968)

Monday, 20 August 2012

Christina. Aristotle Onassis's super yacht. Monte Carlo, 26th of June, 1957

Christina was originally a Canadian River-class frigate called HMCS Stormont and was launched in 1943. She served as a convoy escort during the Battle of the Atlantic and was present at the D-Day landings. After the end of the Second World War she was one of many surplus naval vessels and Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis purchased her for just $34,000. He spent $4 million to convert her into a luxurious yacht and renamed her Christina after his daughter.

Photographs taken on 26th of May, 1957, at Monte Carlo, by the leader of Greek Existentialists, Simos Tsapnidis. Simos was then on his tour around Europe, (he is the man with a cane and in shorts) and we can see him among other men who worked on Christina

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Death of Alexandros Panagoulis- Newspaper at newsstand of Omonia Square. Athens, Greece.1th of May, 1976

Man looking at Sun thru smoked Glass-Eclipse of the Sun, Greece, 29 of April, 1976

Poster :WANTED Henry Kissinger For 6000 Murders.1976

WANTED Henry Kissinger For 6000 Murders. Poster of Kissinger for sale at a newsstand. Omonia Square. Athens, Greece. 1976.

Jewish hostel in Paris-16 rue Lamarck, Montmartre.1970.

 Association Philanthropique Israelite.

Jewish hostel in Paris-16 rue Lamarck, Montmartre. 1970

SWINGING LONDON. Carnaby Str. July, 1967

Photographs by Simos Tsapnidis, at Carnaby Str.London. July, 1967.
Copyright Manolis Daloukas.
More photos in our archives, all in High Resolution.

Swinging London is a catch-all term applied to the fashion and cultural scene that flourished in London, in the 1960s.
It was a youth-oriented phenomenon that emphasised the new and modern. It was a period of optimism and hedonism, and a cultural revolution. One catalyst was the recovery of the British economy after post-World War II austerity which lasted through much of the 1950s.