The purpose of the current research, is to investigate the management of the term ‘’landscape’’, focusing then on the case of studying the wider Greek landscape. Given the understanding of the above terms, an attempt is made to decipher the causes of the prevailing trends regarding the idealization of ‘’its’’ image, while at the same time a wide part of it remains in obscurity.
Therefore, there is a separation of the Greek natural landscape, between the pleasing/profitable touristic landscapes and the everyday transitory landscapes, on which unfavorable practices have been taken place, especially in the productive sector, such as industrial waste, etc. A determinant role in this event, was the reproduction through photographic art for decades of a fictitious one-dimensional image of it, and the creation of a false collective consciousness regarding the meaning/ideology of the Greek landscape.
Summarizing a revision based on the above data is attempted, as the effect of contemporary Greek photography on the "damaged" landscape is examined.
Following this idea, contemporary artists empathize the Greek country-side, as their work aims at its cultural upgrading, ecological awareness and re-approaching it as an integral part of our lives. Photography once again proves to be the means to influence the common Greek consciousness, this time through a series of photographic examples with content that opposes any pictorial symbolism with the dominant goal of commercializing the Greek landscape.