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Who was Pavlos Myloff

Pavlo was born in 1890 in the former state of Bessarabia, Russia (modern-day Moldovia). In the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution, Pavlo fled with his mother to Greece where he lived until his death in 1972. He worked as a journalist and translator at several Athenian newspapers. His interests included both literature and tourism (he was a member of the Union of Greek Writers and the Association of Tourism Journalists), but his favorite pastime was undoubtedly photography, to which he devoted himself during the 50s and 60s. But Myloff was a photographer with passion and method. He traveled everywhere, on the islands, and almost all of the mainland, he knew all of Greece, his second homeland well, in order to record as much of it as he could. The photographic archive of Pavlos Myloff, is a collection of about 11,000 photographs, mostly in film format. His catalog of work is massive and recorded important details in all of Greece’s most significant archaeological and historical monuments, sites with natural beauty from almost all parts of the country, both on the mainland and the islands. Myloff consciously and passionately recorded daily Greek life of that time. His work is a legacy for future generations so that they may draw on the post-war era in which Greece began to escape the hardships of the previous decades and began to grow and move on the path to prosperity and development. The work of Pavlos Myloff was not particularly well known and although his work was important, it remained in obscurity until after his death. Apart from an exhibition in Kythira that took place under the auspices of Fotis Chytiris in 2012, there are no other recorded displays of his work. We hope to better uncover and understand the work of this important photographer, Pavlos Myloff…