Standstill by Mehran Khalili

Issue 88

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 a reflection of how a country feels when it experiences a deep economic shock.

Mehran Khalili lives and works in Athens, Greece.
To view more of Mehran's work, please visit his website.