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Silver 2022 Portfolio / Personal

Loss and Memory

  • Photographer
    Dimitris Sideridis
  • Prize
    Silver in Portfolio / Personal

Memory is something that has been of concern to me.He was associated with the loss when I lost my mother and redefined due to my father's recent loss.I photographed personal belongings of my parents that I have kept as a need to preserve in my memory and remembrance a part of their material world.I decided to photograph them in a plastic bag and on soil, giving a further dimension to the permeability of the human body that returns from where it started.The bag plays the role of the wooden coffin, the objects the body and the soil the frame within which redefines a new state from life to death.

D.Sideridis is a photographer/visual artist whose award-winning work has appeared in some of the world’s biggest digital publications, among others. Born in Istanbul, he is currently based between Athens and Doha and produces content on a wide range of social and anthropological issues. He is a contributor with CNN and Al Jazeera providing images and copy for travel features reported from Qatar,Greece,Cyprus and elsewhere and also covering diverse topics related to the refugee crisis, politics and culture.He holds a MA in Photography and Visual Language from the Middlesex University of London.