John Dimou- Albania
This is a different work that highlights the scope and quality of the photographic look of the Dimou. Forty-five years of Stalinist dictatorship and international isolation have made 20th century Albania a country without images. Despite Albania's proximity to Italy and Greece, for a long time it seemed as if the Albanians had no other persons, cities or lives other than those defined by the state line and propaganda, which was constantly nurtured by Enver Hoxha and his dictatorship. The collapse of the regime in the early 1990s led Giannis Dimou, initially in the guise of a tourist, to a discreet record of change in the towns and villages of Albania, to which he later returned several times as a correspondent.