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Second Chance by Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki

Title: Second Chance
Artists: Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki (

Additional contributor: Pefi Papadaki (Translations)
Designer: Anna Andreou
Editors: Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki, Eleni Mouzakiti, Lambros Papanikolatos
Imprint: Self published
Printer: Diagramma, Athens, Greece
Publication date and place: April 2016 / Athens, Greece
Edition: 30 signed and numbered copies
Format, binding: Two hardcover books / half cloth binding in a clothbound box
Size: First book: 19.5 x 24.5 cm, Second book: 24.5 x 19 cm, Box: 25 x 20 x 4 cm
Number of pages and images: First book: 112 pages / 46 images, Second book: 88 pages / 37 images
Type of printing and paper: Digital / Fedrigoni X-per 120gsm

Book Description: “Second chance” is about the Second Chance School of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos in Greece. Second Chance Schools are public, adult education schools. The school’s main aim is to help trainees regain their lost confidence due to long-term feelings of failure and social exclusion. This self-published edition consists of two books. The first book is a series of anonymous portraits of students, teachers, as well as photographs from the school area, recording the school ecosystem and its ramifications. The second book documents the collected student manuscripts, answering questions about their past and their hopes for the future, which, in some cases, constitute comprehensive confessions of their lives and recollections. Supported by Phaenography.


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