Rivellis Platon (1945)

He was born in Athens in 1945. He studied Law in Athens (1963-68), then Political Science in Paris (1968-70), and practiced law for several years in Athens. His interest in photography was the reason he changed his career path. He soon began to use it as an expressive medium, but also as a teaching subject, offering lessons at his Athens studio, since the early 1980s. In 1983 he went to the U.S. and attended photography seminars for a few months, under Garry Winogrand. In 1988, he founded the Photography Circle Society, in which he is president to date. He is also founder and manager of the Photohoros Publications.
His photographic works are mostly black and white, with themes such as street scenes, landscapes and, more rarely, human forms. His angle reveals the visual purity of the spatial elements, with an abstract tendency, focusing on the essence of things, avoiding the occasional picturesqueness. By taking advantage of the potential of photographic art, he creates clean-cut, balanced compositions, often somewhat strict, but extremely graphic.
His rich teaching activity is of particular importance. From 1985 to 1990 he organized the photography workshops of the Ministry of Education (General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning). He has given lectures, courses and seminars on photography in public and private schools throughout Greece. He is the author of numerous theoretical and technical books on photography, and many of his albums have been published. He writes frequently in Greek magazines and newspapers. He has curated several exhibitions of Greek and foreign artists, and has produced photography television shows for the national broadcaster. He is a member of the Board at the National Museum of Contemporary Art.
He has presented his work in several solo exhibitions in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities of Greece, and Cyprus. He has participated in all group exhibitions of the Photography Circle in Greece and abroad.
He lives and works in Syros.