Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / Feature Story

35ο 09’00’’Ν033ο16’38’’Ε ΙΑΤΑ: NIC – ICAO: LCNC

  • Photographer
    Dimitris Sideridis

This work is part of my wider engagement focused on abandoned
places and the connection between space and historical memory.
"Nicosia International Airport" is a painful symbol of division and a
part of the island's turbulent history. It ceased to operate after the
Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974. These days it's not accessible
to the public, as it is located in the United Nations-patrolled
"buffer zone" and is used by the world body as the headquarters of
its peacekeeping force on the island.
Memory is linked to places, while history to events, and Pierre
Nora talks about the interaction that leads to their mutual
definition.
On the other hand, Robert Ginsberg talks about ruins and their
aesthetics, explaining that their beauty is not only in themselves
but also in what is hiding inside of them.

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.

Awards In 2021, he was won the Bronze Award from the PX3 Paris Photography Prize 2021, for his work “Hellenikon”.
(category: Professional/Architecture/Historic).

In 2020, for his self-published, handmade, limited edition book titled "Rafael Trejo - Dukes on the Ropes" won the Gold Award from Px3 Paris Photography Prize 2020. (category: Professional/Documentary/Book).

In 2020, he was awarded with honorable mentions from the TIFA - Tokyo International Foto Awards for:
- "Rafael Trejo - Dukes on the Ropes" (category: Professional/Documentary/Book).
- "Hellenikon" (category: Professional/Editorial/Photo Essay).

In 2020, he was awarded with honorable mention from the Chromatic Awards for his image titled "Arab night at the Souq".
(category: Professional/Travel.

In 2020, he was awarded with honorable mention from the BIFA - Budapest International Foto Awards for his work "Hellenikon".
(category: Editorial/Photo Essay).

In 2019, he was awarded with honorable mention from the IPA International Photo Awards for his image titled "Arab night at the Souq".
(category:People/Street Photography).

In 2018, he was awarded with honorable mention from the PX3 Prix de La Photographie Paris, for his work “35ο 09’00’’Ν033ο16’38’’Ε-ΙΑΤΑ: NIC – ICAO: LCNC”.
(category: Press/Feature Story).

In 2018, he was awarded with honorable mention from the Monovisions Photography Awards, for his work "Abandoned Old Airport of Nicosia".
(category: Series/Architecture).

His images have been exhibited both in Greece and internationally.