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H 203 x W 254 mm

178 pages

Illustrated throughout with 137 black and white photographs

Published Aug 2017

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784916367

Digital: 9781784916374

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Archaeology; Excavations; Photography; Minoan; Reportage; Documentary; Lifestyle; Heritage; Crete; Sissi; Greece

Minoan Extractions: A Photographic Journey 2009-2016

Sissi Archaeological Project

By Gavin McGuire

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Archaeologist and award-winning photographer, Gavin McGuire, brings us on-site to the long-running (and ongoing) Sissi Archaeological Project, Crete, offering unique insights into every key stage of an archaeological excavation and the lives of the archaeologists living and working in often harsh conditions for several weeks at a time.



Dedication: In the Footsteps of Harry Burton; Part One: The Journey Begins: The Minoan Settlement at Sissi; Connections; Visuality in Archaeology; Decisive Moments; Old School House Project; Part Two: Waking the Kephali; Part Three: The Land Where Death Delights; Part Four: Redeeming the Past; Part Five: Au Revoir

About the Author

Gavin McGuire, is a New Zealand archaeologist and award winning photographer with the Belgian School at Athens, Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, excavating at Sissi, Crete. He lives in Vrachasi, Crete, with his wife, the artist, Rosemarie McGuire. He is involved in a long-term photographic study of the site, as well as a photographic project to record images of Byzantine history and local traditions of Crete. His work reflects the influences of photographers such as: Fox Talbot, Roger Frith, Flinders Petrie, John Beasly Greene, Roger Fenton, Gertrude Bell, Alison Frantz, Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier Bresson, Ansel Adams and especially Harry Burton. Gavin McGuire is a member of the Royal Photographic Society. (