Honorable Mention / 2018 / Fine Art / Architecture_FA

Ephemeral Structures

  • Photographer
    Miltiadis Igglezos

These pictures depict some specimens from a group of about thirty
small makeshift storage-huts (Mountain Parnassus, Central Greece).
During the summertime, these structures used to be the “bases”
around which people from surrounding villages were setting up their
tents in order to spend their holidays. Throughout the rest of the year
the place is empty except for these structures, scattered in the forest.
However, the financial crisis has changed people’s habits - most
people cannot afford to take holidays anymore... For the last summer-
seasons many of these structures stay abandoned.

I took these pictures during the opposite season, winter. There is
silence and solitude. The snow that surrounds them make them
appear more vulnerable. It's their loneliness that interests me. They
remind me of forgotten people who are only longing for those special
days that they will meet again with their loved ones. Yet for some of
them those days never come.

Awards Honorable mentions in IPA (several categories for the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), USA.
Shortlisted in LICC, 2014, UK.
Second place (category ''Special'', subcategory ''Night Photography''), in IPA, 2014, USA.
Second place (category ''Nature'', subcategory ''Other''), in PX3, 2015, FR.
Honorable mention (category ''Fine Art'', Subcategory ''Architecture''), in TIFA, 2016, JP.
First place (category ''Architecture'', subcategory ''Other''), in IPA, 2016, USA.
Second place (category ''Architecture'', subcategory ''Industrial''), in IPA, 2017, USA.
Second place (category ''Architecture'', subcategory ''Interiors''), in TIFA, 2017, JP.
Third place (category ''Fine Art'', subcategory ''Architecture''), in PX3, 2017, FR.
Honorable mention (category ''Fine Art'', subcategory ''Architecture''), in PX3, 2017, FR.