Originating from London, Glenn Maffia deeply appreciates that he was fortunate enough to have the availability of that city’s surfeit of magnificent, and free, Museums and Art Galleries at his disposal throughout his youth. An opportunity he hungrily embraced.
He attended Art School where he graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design, before later enrolling with the Open University, whilst he was working in the fledgling computer industry. His interdisciplinary studies included; ‘Victorian Britain: An arts foundation course’, ‘Modern Art and Modernism’, ‘Art in Fifteenth Century Italy’, ‘The Enlightenment’, ‘Philosophy of the Arts’, ‘Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600’, ‘Art, Society and Religion’ and ‘Fifth Century Athens: Democracy and City State’. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and a Diploma in European Humanities.
Glenn was first attracted to Didim in Turkey when seeing a solitary photograph of the Temple of Apollo upon the pages of a holiday brochure early in 1996. After his two week visit, which also saw him venture to Priene and Miletus, his interest was ignited enough for him to enquire further into the history of this tiny corner of the world nestling upon the Aegean Sea.
Glenn emigrated to Didim in 2003, since when he has been a regular contributor and columnist for two English language local newspapers, the ‘Didymian’ (2005-2006) and ‘Voices’ (2006-present).