Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Editorial / Photo Essay
The old airport of Hellenikon in Athens is a place experiencing radical change. For decades, it was the bridge between Greece and the rest of the world, until its closure in 2001 when it began being gradually abandoned. In the coming years, it is poised to change dramatically with just a few surviving buildings linking it to its prosperous past. This final photographic documentation of the airport is another visual testimony aiming to facilitate the return of the collective memory to this place and serve as a reminder that it was a significant part of Greece’s history.
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.