Memory and Loss

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyDimitris Sideridis
ArtistDimitris Sideridis
CreditPersonal Archive Dimitris Sideridis
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I set out to investigate the representation of memory in relation to the experience of loss. The loss of my parents stood as the reason for this video. As French psychologist Pierre Janet said, Memory aims to overcome absence (Janet P., 1928, 221). Barthes discuss how photography correlates to memory and rememberance. The latter theories accompanied my research. In the video I deal with the concept of the impression of images on memory through my family archive and with the simulation of the mechanisms of memory, through the act of looking.

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.