Sitia, Greece

The centuries-old olive trees of Crete

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Manolis Tsantakis is a photographer from Greece. His favorite theme is the ancient olive trees with huge, extraordinary trunks, shaped like living sculptures, which have always been of great interest, to artists in particular.
 
The island of Crete is one of the few remaining places in the world where one can still come across millennia-old olive trees both singularly scattered and entire olive groves of them – and the only place with the world’s oldest olive trees, resonant vestiges of the long-gone Minoan civilization.. Not only are these ancient trees alive, they are still productive, offering people their invaluable gift over thousands of years.
 
But then human numbness and covetousness has prompted to the incomprehensible removing of these trees and the planting of new ones in their place, in the trust of a more plentiful yield. Different foundations for their removing incorporate open works, street development, logging for kindling, even their advertising abroad.
 

The objective of the photographer is to record the whole research in a photographic collection, with the expectation that the data included will urge more individuals to stir to the social and verifiable estimation of those antiquated olive trees, so that both regular people and the experts might be spurred towards their security.
 
The distribution will incorporate photographic material of old, now surrendered olive press plants and furthermore pictures from the gathering of olives in cutting edge olive forests, and additionally from the way toward squeezing and creation of olive oil in present day production lines, joined by educational messages and subtitles.
 
Have a look at the Indiegogo link below for more information:
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-centuries-old-olive-trees-of-crete-greece-photography#/
 


€15,000

funding goal

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€50 EUR
The Centuries-Old Olive Trees
Receive a signed copy of the book ''The Centuries-Old Olive Trees of Crete'', READ MORE
€10 EUR
Thank you
A special signed post-card, featured a centuries-old olive tree, READ MORE
€20 EUR + Shipping
Majestic Olive Tree Poster
Receive one poster (34 x 49 cm) offset print quality of one of these impressive olive trees, READ MORE
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Majestic Olive Tree Posters
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The centuries-old olive trees
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Poster Pack
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Book & Poster
A signed copy of the book + one art poster (choose among the photos featured in text as "poster 1 / 2 / 3 /4 / 5". READ MORE
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Art Pack
A signed copy of the book + one signed art photograph of a centuries-old olive tree, 48 cm x 33 cm, high quality archival Giclée print made on first-class exhibition paper. READ MORE
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€1000 EUR
SPONSOR
Your name (personal or company) will appear on a special page at the end of the book, you will receive 5 signed copies of the book and 3 signed art photographs of centuries-old olive trees, READ MORE
€2000 EUR
SUPER SPONSOR
Your name (personal or company) will appear on a special page at the end of the book, you will receive 10 signed copies of the book and 5 signed art photographs of centuries-old olive trees, READ MORE
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Meeting in the olive field
Print on canvas ~ size 39.0" x 26.0" - 100 x 66 cm. Minoan women chatting under the shade of centuries-old olive trees. Your name (personal or company) will appear on a special page at the end of the book, READ MORE
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20 books + 5 art prints
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