Two weeks ago Mom messaged me on Facebook to say my grandfather had fallen ill. I didn’t think much of it; my grandfather’s been ill several times over the past few years, but he’s tough as nails and hard to beat down.
Within a few hours she replied again: “Candice, he’s gone.”
AUTHOR HENRY MILLER once said, “The light of Greece opened my eyes, penetrated my pores, expanded my whole being,” a sentiment I can largely echo. I’ve been visiting Greece since I was a child, and worked in Athens from 2008 to 2010 — pivotal years in which the world saw the city marked by demonstrations, corruption, and austerity measures.
I continue to return to Athens annually, and despite its economic struggles, I still believe it to be a city of great light. It was with this in mind that I decided to photograph one of my days around the city: good, bad, and everything in between.