Prespes is a region shared between two lakes, the « small » and the « large» one, and three countries, Greece, Albania and FYROM. An ottoman sultan loved these lakes so much that he gave his daughter their name. “At that time, the lake was unified. I was fascinated by the idea that water, which is by nature indivisible, was separated by borders and nations. So I decided to travel around the lake for a month, using photography to try and capture this invisible line. I walked for hours in search of signs and traces that could be visual proof of the border. In reality though I found no physical line separating the countries but just small hidden details that could suggest this imaginary line. I photographed the landscapes and the people with one obsessive idea in mind : how to represent the invisible.”

Stephanos Mangriotis