Dimitri Mellos

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Location: New York City
Nationality: Greek
Biography:   Dimitri Mellos was born in Athens, Greece. Since 2005 he’s been living in New York City. Having received little formal schooling in photography, Dimitri started photographing seriously and consistently in 2008. His work has been... read on
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Credits: dimitri mellos
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - Ongoing
Updated: 04/07/17
Location: New York City

As a fairly recent immigrant to the US myself, the delicate integration of dual (or multiple) identities that most immigrants to this country engage in on a daily basis has long fascinated me. Several years ago I started documenting the outward expression of people's specific national identities as well as of their common American one, as manifested through the parades and other events of the various ethnic and immigrant communities of New York.

At this time more than ever, I feel it is not just important but in fact of almost existential significance for the continuation of this nation as we know it to affirm, celebrate, and explore our diversity as well as our common identity as Americans, and to make sure we never forget that almost everyone in this country comes from a lineage of immigrants.

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Chinatown

By Dimitri Mellos — New York City’s Chinatown is just about the only neighborhood in Manhattan that still retains some of the atmosphere of old New York, a city..
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The city is like poetry

By Dimitri Mellos — “I speak of the city, shepherd of the centuries, mother that gives birth to us and devours us, that creates us and forgets.” - Octavio Paz I..
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An Illustrated Guide to Greece

By Dimitri Mellos — For most people, the idea of Greece evokes either images of sunny beaches and picturesque whitewashed villages, or, more recently, depictions of..
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imagined communities

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I speak of the city

By Dimitri Mellos — Project summary: The scope of my photos is narrow and mundane, like the lives they depict – like the lives of most of us. But my work is based on..
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Fashion Perpetrators

By Dimitri Mellos
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Big World

By Dimitri Mellos — A selection of photos from my limited travels around this world. 
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of snow

By Dimitri Mellos
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Ongoing (2013)

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The city is like poetry

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Its Strangest Patterns

By Dimitri Mellos — I am more interested in poetry than fact, in the ever-so-slight transformation of reality achieved through a lyrical gaze rather than a supposedly..
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