Born in Constantinople in November 1970. At the age of 5 came with his family to Athens.
He completed his studies in Architectural design and practiced painting. He soon came in touch with the art of photography and decided to dedicate himself to her.
Under the guidance of photographer Amalia Kalousi he is attending courses in the photographic group of Kallithea Municipality. He is currently the oldest member of the group.
Continuous search and inquiring in the photography area led him to attend various conferences, lectures, seminars and workshops with many distinguished photographers and photojournalists as:
Spyros Tsakiris, Lefteris Pitarakis, Kamilo Nollas, Takis Zerdevas, Marilena Stafylidou, Pavlos Symeon, Penelope Petsini, Eleni Mouzakiti, Lambros Papanikolatos, Christos Phillipousis, and the Association of Greek Photojournalists.
Also, he attended history of art courses with the artist and photographer Dimitra Ermeidou and painting courses with the painters Dimitris Maurommatis and Christos Papadakis.
In February 2012, in celebration of 20 years for the operation of the photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality, he was honored with a slide-presentation of his retrospective work of all these years.
In 2012 and 2013 won a scholarship and attended a series of studies and workshops at New School Athens Photography.
In September 2012 his photograph was chosen among others by the Cultural Centre of Onassis Foundation to be illustrated on the front of the building, under the projections subjected “Summer in The City”.
During 2012 and 2013 he attended Studio Technical courses, Commercial and Applied Photography in ATHENS ART STUDIO under the guidance of Alexandros Vogiatzakis and George Myriagos.
Since 2013 he is a member of Doc4Life multimedia press agency, and since 2015 he is preparing photographic projects as a freelance photographer for Al Jazeera Network.
This time he is preparing his first individual exhibition, continuing to shoot everything he finds touching or challenging
Participated in exhibitions:
2017 "SOCIAL KITCHEN, THE OTHER PERSON" - (11th ANTIRACIST CELEBRATION - IMMIGRANT SUNDAY SCHOOL - Group exhibition)
2016 "SCREENING NIGHT" (ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2016 - Presentation / project in progress / Artist group)
2016 "REFUGEES ISSUE - OPEN THE BORDERS" - (ANTI-RACIST FESTIVAL - IMMIGRANT SUNDAY SCHOOL - Group exhibition)
2015 “REFUGEES AT GREECE” – (ANTI-RACIST FESTIVAL - IMMIGRANT SUNDAY SCHOOL - Group exhibition)
2014 “CITY ON THE EDGE” (MOSAIC - Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Group exhibition)
2013 “H2O” (DOC4LIFE – Stand alone photographic installation– Group exhibition)
2013 “TRANSFORMATIONS IN LIGHT AND IN SHADOW” (MOSAIC – ATHENS ART STUDIO – Group exhibition)
2013 “WORKSHOPS” (PHOTOVISION 2013 – ATHENS ART STUDIO – “PHOTOGRAPHER” magazine – Group exhibition)
2013 “FIVE NARRATIONS, ONE STORY – YEAR DEDICATED TO K.KAVAFIS” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality in cooperation with NEOS KOSMOS THEATER – Group exhibition)
2013 “MUSIC & MUSICIANS” (DOC4LIFE – Group exhibition)
2012 “CITY RIDES” (Photographic team RIGMA – Group exhibition)
2012 “OPEN SCREEN PROJECT” (ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2012 – Group photo viewer of groups with the photographic team PHOTOPIA)
2011 “VIEW-ASPECT” (Photographic team SHOOTERS – STUDIO of PLATAION STREET – Group exhibition & custody)
2011 “CITIZENS OF THE WORLD” (PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB OF CONSTANTINOPOLITANS – Group exhibition at the 2nd FESTIVAL OF UNIVERSAL FEDERATION OF CONSTANTINOPOLITANS)
2010 “OPEN SCREEN PROJECT” (ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2010 – Group photo viewer of groups with the photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality)
2010 “CENSORS AND CAREGIVERS” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality –Individual project in the context of group)
2009 “URBANICITY” (Cultural Organizations of municipalities OF KALLITHEA - PRAGUE K5 - Group exhibition at the Prague festival)
2009 “TRIPTYCH” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Group exhibition)
2009 “FORBIDDEN LOVE CHRISTMAS POEM - G.CHRONAS” (Artspace ΒΟΟΖΕ COOPERATIVA -
- ASSOCIATION OF THE GREEK PHOTOJOURNALISTS – Group exhibition)
2009 “THE SONNET OF THE MOONLIGHT – 100 YEARS OF J. RITSOS” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Group audiovisual projection)
2008 “VERBAL PHOTOS” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Group audiovisual projection)
2008 “LIMITS” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Group audiovisual projection)
2007 “CYRANO DE BERJERAC” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Individual audiovisual projection in the context of group)
2006 “YOUNG PEOPLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY – SELF-PORTRAITS” (Artspace ALEKTON - FOCUS Photography School - with support from the GENERAL SECRETARIAT FOR YOUTH – Group exhibition)
2005 “THE HIDDEN COMPLETENESS OF NOTHING” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Group audiovisual projection)
2005 “THE DOUBLE FACE OF REALITY” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Group audiovisual projection)
2003 “SELF-PORTRAITS” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Group exhibition)
2002 “KALLITHEA, MAN IN THE CITY” (Photographic team of Kallithea’s Municipality – Group exhibition)
12/2014 "Syrian hunger-strikers in Greece" Al Jazeera English-In Pictures
01/2015 "Greek elections:Pessimism prevails" Al Jazeera English-In Pictures
8/2015: "Afghan refugees find safety and shelter in Athens park" Al Jazeera English-In Pictures
10/2015: “Greece: Social Kitchen – The Other Person” Al Jazeera English In Pictures (photostory)
05/2016: “Greek police move to shut down Idomeni refugee camp” Al Jazeera News (photos)
06/2016: “Making a giant chessboard from refugee life jackets” Al Jazeera In Pictures (photo story)
10/2016: “First school bell rings for refugee children in Greece” Al Jazeera In Pictures (photostory) text: Izabella Zampetaki link: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2016/10/school-bell-rings-refugee-children-greece-161011195814117.html
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