Simon Baker, director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie
selects 'Mayflies' as one of the best photobooks of 2019
"For me 'Mayflies' stands out
both because it is by an artist with whom I was not previously familiar,
and because it is so complete and coherent.
It is, like the best photobooks, a real immersion in the world of the artist.
Being Void, appropriately, it is a dark world, but a rich and beautiful one."
"Here is one of the most beautiful books in the world,
a free-dive in a woman's womb, an impressively sensitive and archeopoetic traversal
of the Kingdom of Shadows."
'Mayflies' - Interview @Fisheye Magazine
by Lou Tsatsas
"Dans ses clichés, aucun symbole, mais plutôt un désir de mettre en scène son intuition.
Nature et corps fusionnent, habitant un univers sombre et douloureux.
Les négatifs reflètent cette violence, et se transforment sous les « coups » de la photographe."
'Mayflies' book @Tipi Bookshop
"An archetypal matriarch, the one that is universal and woman, flawed and yet powerful,
melded with the recollections of my own mother. Dimitra Dede’s words transpired grievance:
“The music stopped. The music along with the veritable cornucopia of love for me,
are buried now.”
Near the culmination of Mayflies, after the laden black pages, comes a white that is sterile.
Her text is a moment in time, a lapse from the first word to the last,
but more importantly from the history collected into the book’s core,
to the final chapter of silent, pallid, gray grief."
Tipi bookshop - C.Sawyer project
'Mayflies' book review @ Perlentacher - Fotolot magazine
"In this respect, it is a stroke of luck when, as the author of a column like "Fotolot",
you come across a work whose nature recalls special moments when
you first saw Sally Mann's large formats or Louise Bourgeois' sculptures in a museum.
One of the rare works of this kind is Dimitra Dede's photo book 'Mayflies'."
Peter Truschner - Perlentaucher magazine