In 2008 the world of Finance collapsed creating a devastating domino effect throughout the world markets, which resulted in a global catastrophe.
Bailouts, job losses, foreclosure and bankruptcy have since been in the international media forefront, only to be temporarily overshadowed by headlines such as wars, natural disasters and political scandals among others.
In 2012 the financial crisis however kept on advancing relentlessly in a domino effect that prayed on the most fragile layers of society, the poor.
The P.I.G.S. (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) countries felt the harshest backlash of such dramatic situation and in Greece the newly imposed cuts on salaries and public spending caused the sudden collapse of the middle and lower classes and triggered social unrest and political polarisation. Riots and clashes with the police attracted the media attention, while the IMF, ECB and EU joint forces to increase pressure on an unstable political class. Athens crumbled, and I was there to photograph the aftermath.