Friday, September 17, 2021

It's all Greek to me, Part 1 - The photography of Nelly's

Our Friday double feature is all Greek, starting with the photographic work of Elli 
Sougioultzoglou-Seraidari (1899-1998), aka Nelly's.  Nelly's (she put the apostrophe 
in there even when not in the possessive mode) was born into a Greek family that 
was expelled from Turkey in the early 1920s.  That made her an ardent Greek Nationalist 
for a time, but she moved to New York from 1939 to 1966 when she returned to Greece.  
Her best known photos were done 1921-1939, and her commercial work in the USA garners 
little interest.  We start the series with a classic athlete on a mountaintop.  I think I showed 
him in a different post about a month ago.



  1. Given the technology of the times, IMHO, this is splendid. His musculature shows up well, and the pose nails it. What's in his hair, though?

    1. I think it's a copy of some kind of ancient athletic headgear that didn't have anything to do with the discus. Boxing?