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IN THE SHADOW OF THE LIVING
A Journey Through Urban Marginality
Driven by a poetic and esoteric sensibility, IN THE SHADOW OF THE LIVING takes inspiration from the words of a homeless man: “My life is a dream that never ends.” With that poignant phrase as its cornerstone, the series reaches its culmination.
Dividing the subject into distinct landscapes, the photographer employs analog techniques, using aged films and a glass filter slid in front of the camera. This filter serves as a metaphor for how society screens and renders these individuals invisible.
Eyeshot Magazine #11 | Open Call 23 Edition
The 11th issue of Eyeshot Magazine is an eco-sustainable, limited edition work of art, printed in Italy on premium paper. Our dedicated team of 4 invested 3,000 hours to successfully conclude the 2023 Open Call. This year’s theme, “The Human Being,” explores diverse human experiences through photography. With an impressive 15,000 submissions from over 100 countries, the issue showcases a global perspective on street and documentary photography.
Residing in Toulouse, France, Siodos embarked on a photographic journey 12 years ago. Initially captivated by the graffiti scene, a transformative encounter at a Willy Ronis exhibition in Carcassonne shifted the focus towards street photography. The desire to immortalize fleeting moments became a passion. A chance meeting with a homeless individual near a ring road marked the inception of a nine-year documentary exploration into marginality.
The road to this moment has been a compelling journey of dedication and effort. Our tight-knit, passionate team of four has poured over 3,000 hours into realizing Eyeshot Open Call 2023, laboring tirelessly seven days a week. This year’s theme, “The Human Being,” has offered us a lens to explore the complexity and diversity of human experiences. From the dynamic pulse of cityscapes to the serene moments in rural life; from unguarded moments to intricate human narratives, the competition has received an astonishing 15,000 entries from more than 100 countries. The resulting body of work has been nothing short of a testament to the depth of creativity and passion that exists in the world of photography.
Guiding us through the meticulous selection process was a panel of highly-regarded jurors, a constellation of experts and luminaries in the field: Trent Parke, F. Dilek Yurdakul, Mark Abramson, Isadora Kosofsky, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Kitra Cahana, Richard Koci Hernandez, Narelle Autio, Emin Özmen, and our very own Marco Savarese, the visionary behind Eyeshot.