Robert McCabe: A Lens Through Time
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American photographer Robert McCabe’s lifelong relationship with Athens began during a visit as a student in 1954. He’s been returning ever since to capture the city’s architecture, ancient sites and, of course, its people. As Greece began to open up again after a harrowing civil war, McCabe's iconic black-and-white images from the 1950s and ‘60s helped create a new image of Athens in the eyes of the world. In this episode, he talks about how photographing the city helped launch his career, Greece’s so-called ‘Golden Era’ and why the best time to photograph the Acropolis isn’t what you might think. 

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