the quiet room
make no noise, the girls are sleeping upstairs
At a time when girls had little or no access to education, a boarding school ran by nuns in a small Aegean island was accepting the girls of aristocratic families from Europe and the Middle East, along with local students and orphans regardless of their religion and doctrine. Over the years, despite the political and economical conditions of Greece, this school was providing high class education as well as practical skills preparing the girls to face the real life challenges.
For my images I walk on the footprints of the girls and the nuns through the corridors to the classes, the rooms, the garden. I observe little personal belongings, their books, their toys. I stare through half open windows to see their lives. I read long lists of names enclosing the memory of the school.