DESCRIPTIONSeaweeds are marine algae; saltwater - dwelling, simple organisms that fall into the somewhat outmoded, but still useful, category of plants. Two specific environmental requirements dominate seaweed ecology. These are the presence of seawater (or at least brackish water) and the presence of light sufficient to drive photosynthesis.
AUTHORDimitris Sideridis is a photographer/visual artist whose award-winning work has appeared in some of the world’s biggest digital publications, among others. Born in Istanbul, he is currently based between Athens and Doha and produces content on a wide range of social and anthropological issues. He is a frequent collaborator with CNN, providing images and copy for travel features reported from Qatar, Greece, Cyprus and elsewhere. Likewise, he is a longtime contributor to Al Jazeera as photo editor and photographer covering diverse topics related to the refugee crisis, politics and culture. In 2020, “Rafael Trejo–Dukes on the Ropes”, his self-published photo-book about a legendary boxing gym in Havana, won the Gold Award at PX3 in the category Professional/Documentary and also in 2021 the Silver Award in Moscow International Foto Awards at the same category. His work has been honoured at a number of prestigious competitions with awards and mentions, while his images have been exhibited both in Greece and internationally. He holds a master’s degree in Photography and Visual Language from the Middlesex University of London.