Small lives matter | Light writing: that is the literal meaning of the word “photography.” But, like life, light is evanescent, ephemeral, precarious, constantly shifting and flowing. The light changes and life passes, and the world is oblivious to the myriad small dramas and comedies it provides a stage for. The moment is gone and nothing remains. The world moves on. I refuse to accept that, and believe that few things are more noble and worthwhile than witnessing and preserving the small moments, the mundane moments; memorializing and celebrating small, mundane lives – the lives of most of us. Small lives matter.
Light is my only ally in my quixotic resistance against the passage of time and the world’s forgetfulness.
COUNTRY | United States
BIO | Dimitri Mellos was born in Athens, Greece, but since 2005 has been based in New York City. He is a self-taught photographer who works mainly on long-term, self-initiated projects. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally and has garnered several prestigious awards and accolades, including being a Finalist for the Magnum Expression Award and the Visura Grant, and a Juror’s Pick at the Lensculture Magnum Photography Awards. In 2019, he was one of 16 photographers featured in the book Masters of Street Photography (UK, Ammonite Press).
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