Gagnant - An era at the races

Gagnant -  An era at the races

The photographs of this set entitled “Gagnant” were taken in the former horse-track of Faliro in Athens, Greece during the years of 1985 and 1986. The set took its name from the humble and omnipresent magazine with the daily racing forms named Gagnant. I was not interested in photographing the races, the horses and the jockeys but rather it intrigued me to capture the faces of the bettors. All the excitement and the hope of watching the race, the anger and the dismay after the race is over and the deep contemplation while studying the race-card for the next bet, when for a moment, everyone of them becomes an island in the midst of the crowd.