Mayflies book Dimitra Dede
Mayflies book Dimitra Dede collector's edition
Mayflies book Dimitra Dede



The Rencontres d'Arles 


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Director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie 
selects 'Mayflies' as one of the 

@Photobookstore Magazine


 Blake Andrews - Photobookstore Magazine 

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"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."
                                                                                                                               Simon Baker

"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."
               Fabien Ribery

“Giving life to a “black diary”, Dimitra Dede denudes herself, accompanying us with generosity and courage in the complex emotional unconscious of a passing moment. A journey that image after image, black page after black page, becomes capable of making dense and true not so much the world as apparent as the way, as sometimes, it feels. 
His cry.”

"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."

                                                                                                                    Fisheye mag - L.Tsatsas

"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...

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

"In this respect, it is luck when 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'."
                                                                                      Perlentacher - Fotolot magazine

"Dede started piecing together a visual Representation of her dark cosmos, and after years of using photographic materials to work through existential grief, she published Mayflies, a solemn and excruciatingly honest object about the complexity of loss." 
                                                                                                                          Cat Lachowskyj

"Taking a page from the playbook of Gustave Courbet, Dimitra Dede’s debut monograph, Mayflies, begins at L’Origine du monde. The Greek photographer’s cover photo is less explicit than Courbet’s, but its yonic form is just as striking."
                                                                                                                                                Blake Andrews

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