A British-Iranian living in Athens, Mehran Khalili works in political communications by day and shoots photos by night (and sometimes the other way around).
His photography has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in Belgium, Greece, Portugal and Switzerland. It has also been featured in political publications, travel guides and online media outlets, including Getty Images.
Mehran’s latest project “Standstill” is a reflection of how Greece feels as a country experiencing a long-term economic shock. He describes it thus:
“To me, a foreigner living in Athens, Greece is a beautiful and intriguing land, full of light and life.
But it’s also a place that since 2009 has been suffering from an unprecedented economic and social crisis, the victim of the harshest austerity programme ever implemented in Europe.
These photos, taken across Greece from 2010 to 2016, are my interpretation of how a proud people felt when the ground fell from under them.”