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Trailer video from the Typhoon Project - Mont Athos





A video trailer from the Typhoon Project of the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation in Mont Athos added to the videography collection:


Works of the Typhoon Project in Athos by the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation.


"The Typhoon is the only vessel in the Mediterranean with the sole purpose to clean up the most inaccessible Greek coast lines, which has become, unfortunately, in some places a waste concentration. This initiative is within the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation “Project Typhoon”, an important and indeed ambitious initiative for the maritime environment and its maintenance. Typhoon operates in the Greek waters as the catalyst for the protection of the environment from pollution and fulfills the scope for the mega vision and mission set by the Foundation’s founder; to contribute with determination in the clean-up of Greece’s coast lines as well as that of its thousand islands – small and big ones, from any type of pollutants.”


Pygmalion Karatzas Photography was selected by the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation to document the Typhoon Project is various locations. In April 2021 the islands of Lymnos and Agios Efstratios in the north part of the Aegean Sea were visited for 4 days. In July 2021 a 2nd expedition visited the islands of Samothraki and Thasos for 5 days. Between 29th of July and 2nd of August a 3rd expedition took place at the peninsula of Mont Athos. I followed the crew’s schedule, living onboard the Typhoon vessel, and photographing the shorelines as they were cleaned. The cleaning operations take place daily in two shifts, 8 am - 12 am the morning shift and 3 pm - 7 pm the afternoon shift. Emphasis is given to remote and difficult to approach by land beaches, where 3 zodiac type boats with the cleaning crew inspect and collect litter to be taken on board the Typhoon vessel for separation and storage before their final recycling destination in specialised processing facilities on land. The coordinates, shoreline mileage, weight and type are recorded as well as the before and after condition of the beach. In this video we present moments from Mont Athos.


Location coordinates:

40°25'43.3"N 23°59'51.0"E

40°26'05.0"N 24°00'07.8"E

40°26'39.0"N 24°00'04.0"E

40°21'12.5"N 24°08’13.8"E (Esphigmenou Monastery)

40°21'10.3"N 24°08'44.0"E

40°21'14.1"N 24°08'53.3"E

40°21'14.7"N 24°08'57.9"E

40°21'25.7"N 24°09'16.8"E

40°16'57.4"N 24°16’00.9"E (Pantokratoros Monastery)

40°15'25.0"N 24°16’53.7"E (Kaliagras Tower)

40°14'50.3"N 24°17’08.8"E (Iviron Monastery)

40°14'18.9"N 24°18’07.4"E (Holy Seat Saint Eustathios - Mylopotamos Monastery)

40°13'55.4"N 24°18'37.5"E

40°13'45.9"N 24°18’52.2"E (Karakalou Tower)

40°13'38.4"N 24°19'06.2"E

40°13'28.4"N 24°19’17.5"E (Arsenale Saint Artemiou)

40°13'05.7"N 24°19'57.4"E

40°13'01.0"N 24°20'05.8"E

40°12'54.9"N 24°20'10.7"E

40°12'45.7"N 24°20'16.9"E


My personal thanks to programs coordinator Peggy Xirotagarou, executive director Dr. Angeliki Kosmopoulou and chairman of the board Evi Lazou for entrusting me with the documentation of this project. I would also like to thank Typhoon Project coordinator Michalis Prevenios and the whole crew of the Typhoon vessel for assisting with the assignment.


Production coordination: Peggy Xirotagarou, Michalis Prevenios, Pygmalion Karatzas.

Filming, director of photography, editing: Pygmalion Karatzas.

Drone operator: Giorgos Strigler.

Soundtrack: Schiller - Desert Empire, Album 'Opus'.

Date: 29 July - 2 August 2021.

Client: A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation - www.aclcf.org

Photography & videography: www.pygmalionkaratzas.com

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