Inspired by the sight of Greek antiquities housed in the Parthenon Room of London's British Museum, photographer and composer Ares Kalogeropoulos took photographs of the Greek statues, in a bid to draw attention to their rightful place in Greece.
The website I Am Greek
gives voice to the Greek antiquities: "Far from the sun and sky of Athens. Broken, humiliated and above all, HALF of the monument. Pieces of the Parthenon, which has stood there in Athens for thousands of years, now fixed and hanging without any meaning at all."
Kalogeropoulos officially launched the Independent Movement for the Repatriation of Looted Greek Antiquities on July 14. The gallery is filled with images of Greek art
illegally held hostage.
There has long been pressure for the Britain to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece. They belong at the historical site of the Parthenon in Athens, which is dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. In addition to the Elgin Marbles the British Museum
has other fragments and antiquities from the Parthenon.