STEFANIDIS Loannis

Mother

Grèce

2015 -

Mrs. Olga was born in Thessaloniki in 1938. She got married at the age of 34 and moved in with her husband in Elefsina. They had 3 children together. In 1990 her husband died. She then had to attend to her family’s needs on her own. Despite the health problems, the loneliness and the memories she’s still happy and thankful for what life and experience brought her throughout the years.
Ioannis Stefanidis started taking pictures of her during his visits to her home, her “kingdom”, as if he were keeping a diary. He tried to become as invisible as possible in order to record her moves and feelings, all those details that count for him. He photographed her the same way he would have photographed his own mother.

About the artist

IOANNIS STEFANIDIS was born in Thessaloniki (Greece) in 1973. He is now based in Athens. He studied at the Focus School of Photography in Athens. He works as an assistant photographer in advertising and fashion, while he is constantly working on personal, long term projects.