Gold 2019 / Book / Documentary

Caesura The Duration of A Sigh

  • Prizes
    Gold in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Demetris Koilalous

CAESURA refers to the transitory state of refugees & migrants entering Greece after crossing the Aegean Sea on their way to the land of promise:Europe.Typically the term CAESURA means the brief silence in the middle of a poetic verse or a musical phrase,used in this context as a metaphor for a silent break amid 2 violent periods.CAESURA is a collection of personal narratives of persons who pause before they continue their journey while at the same time they build temporary microcosms as a mainstay of their identity & culture.CAESURA seeks to raise questions about the human condition & identity

Demetris Koilalous was born in Athens; he has been working as a freelance photographer since 1990, specializing in portrait and theatre photography. He has collaborated with many public and private organisations, central and local government institutions, museums, and national, regional and municipal theatres; his works have been published in many Greek magazines and newspapers. Since 2004, he has been teaching photography in private and public institutions. His works are found in numerous private collections, as well as in the collection of the Museum of Photography of Thessaloniki