Gardens of Oblivion | Panos Charalampidis & Mary Chairetaki

At a 850m above sea level and surrounded by mountains, the Lassithi Plateau on the island of Crete, holds the scattered remains of white-sailed pump wind-pumps, a ghostly glimpse when 13,000 of these dominated the landscape.  This abandoned wind farm was created in the 1950’s by the farmers wanting to irrigate the fields and was active until the early 1980’s when diesel and electric pumps were introduced.

Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki are a Greek photographic duo living in Crete.  Committed to long-term projects, and immersing in the world of their subject, their approach is to create personal interpretations within documentary and conceptual photography.