/ 2021 / Architecture / Historic

HELLENIKON

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Historic
  • Photographer
    Dimitris Sideridis
  • Credit
    Dimitris Sideridis

Memory is created in places and goes on to live within them in various ways.
Social anthropologist Paul Connerton notes that the basic human pursuit is the preservation of memory. Photographic documentation is perhaps the best way to achieve this.
For decades, the airport of Hellenikon in Athens, it was the bridge between Greece and the rest of the world, until its closure in 2001. In the coming years, it is poised to change dramatically. This final photographic documentation of the airport is another visual testimony aiming to facilitate the return of the collective memory to this place.

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 2021
- Silver Winner for "Rafael Trejo-Dukes on the Ropes" from:
Moscow International Foto Awards (Book/Documentary)
- Bronze Winner for "Hellenikon" from: PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris
(Architecture/Historic)
- Honorable Mention for "Hellenikon" from: Moscow International Foto Awards
(Editorial/Photo Essay)

2020
- Gold Winner for "Rafael Trejo-Dukes on the Ropes" from:
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Book/Documentary)
- Nominee for "Rafael Trejo-Dukes on the Ropes" from:
Fine Art Photography Awards (Photojournalism/Series)
- Honorable Mentions for "Rafael Trejo-Dukes on the Ropes" from:
Annual Photography Awards (Photojournalism/Series)
- Honorable Mentions for "Rafael Trejo-Dukes on the Ropes" from:
Tokyo International Foto Awards (Book/Documentary)
- Honorable Mentions for "Hellenikon" from:
Tokyo International Foto Awards (Editorial/Photo Essay)
- Honorable Mention for "Hellenikon" from:
Budapest International Foto Awards (Editorial/Photo Essay)
- Honorable Mention for "Arab night at the Souq" from: Chromatic Awards (Travel)

2019
- Honorable Mention for "Arab night at the Souq" from:
International Photo Awards (Travel)

2018
- Honorable Mentions for “35o 09’00’’N033o16’38’’E-IATA: NIC– ICAO:LCNC" from:
PX3 Prix de La Photographie Paris (Press/Feature Story)
- Honorable Mention for “35o 09’00’’N033o16’38’’E-IATA: NIC– ICAO:LCNC" from:
Monovisions Photography Awards (Architecture/Series)

His images have been exhibited both in Greece and internationally.