Dimitri Mellos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied philosophy and psychology, and holds a PhD in clinical psychology. Since 2005 he’s been living in New York City.
Dimitri mainly works on long-term, self-initiated projects. His work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Athens, Barcelona, and elsewhere, and is in private collections in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He has received multiple awards for his work, including first place in the PX3 Awards, the IPA awards, and WPGA Pollux Awards, and the 1st prize in the Fine art e-book category in the 2012 Fotoweek DC contest; he has also been a Finalist for the Fotovisura Grant and the Magnum Expression Award, and three times a Finalist for the Renaissance Photography Prize. More recently, he was honored as a Juror’s Pick at the 2016 Magnum Photography Awards.
John Szarkowski said of Garry Winogrand that “his ambition was not to make good pictures, but through photography to know life”. This statement perfectly describes Dimitri’s photographic ambitions as well.