7 Photos: A War Photographer’s Other Greece


As a staff photographer, the Ukranian-born Dmitri Kessel became synonymous with documenting horrific photos from World War II and Greece’s Civil War. His photos were published in numerous magazines and newspapers, giving Americans a glimpse of what was happening in war-torn Greece.

He famously captured images of villagers in central Greece, following the massacre of Distomo which Life Magazine carried prominently in a story called “What the Germans Did to Greece” and also shed light on the terrible outbreak of the Greek Civil War in December of 1944 and the infamous Dekemvriana events when demonstrators were murdered in the streets of Athens.

But Kessel also captured photos of an idyllic Greece, returning to the country he loved so much decades after the wars he left behind.


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