Dimitris Makrygiannakis


This month, 2 photos shared the first place for photo of the month, as voted by BME members. This is the first of the 2 photos, by Dimitris Makrygiannakis.

This is what Dimitris remembers about that photo:

This is a photo I discovered recently, looking into my archives. In October 2012, I spent 3 weeks in the city of Varanasi, India. Main purpose of my stay in Varanasi was a workshop I attended, by Magnum photographer Nikos Economopoulos. The day before this photo was taken, a major religious festival, Durga Puja, was taking place. I attended it with the hope of a good photo, but no luck. During the festival, statues of various gods made of plaster where carried around and celebrated. Next morning, I woke up to take one of my usual morning strolls along the Ganges river. With the first sight of the river I noticed something different. All those statues from the celebrations of the previous day were thrown in the river, plaster got dissolved in the water, and only the metal and straw based inside part of the statues remained. This looked like a corpse in my eyes, and the river was full of corpses. I knew then that I had a different element for my photos. Thank you Durga Puja……


Our photo of the month for March as voted by Burn My Eye members belongs to Dimitris Makrygiannakis. Here what Dimitris has to say about the making of this photograph.

”Every time a new year starts I feel the need to start the year with a good photo, it is kind of a very pleasant feeling when it happens. So this is from the 6th of January 2019. I don't know how the rest of the year will be, but I am happy it started that way.”


Our photo of the month as voted by BurnMyEye members is by Dimitirs Makrygiannakis.
This is how Dimitris recalls the taking of this photograph.
" I found this old man on the major touristic spot of Prague, Charle's bridge in June 2015. Found this photo looking in my archives recently, almost had forgotten it existed. His face, I don't remember any more. But those eyes stroke me from the very beginning I saw him. After taking the photo and continuing my photo walk, I could not but keep thinking of the greek philosopher Diogenes. A modern Diogenes? A story far more tragic? Every time I look at those eyes, they tell me another story."