Frontline Freelance Register
Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
I am a freelance photographer, currently based in Athens - Greece, specialising in covering news and feature stories for various greek and international publications.
Born in Cyprus in 1977 I started taking pictures as a hobby while working in client-service for an advertising agency.
Following the advice of a friend I quit my job and dedicated my self to photography for a year putting together a portfolio that got me a job with a local newspaper in 2002.
While covering the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and its effects I decided to put my cameras down and volunteered with Medecins du Monde - Cyrpus for a year working in the organisation as country coordinator for Sri Lanka.
From 2005 to 2012 I was based in Athens - Greece covering breaking news and current affairs for various publications, both local and international, as well as working as a fixer/ researcher for various international news stations.
In 2012 I shifted my attention to the Middle East and based my self in Turkey while covering the war in Syria and its regional implications. During that period I covered the rebel advances into Aleppo and was one of the few western photographers that managed to enter the rebel controlled areas of Damascus, where I remained for a period of four months, reporting and photographing the daily life of the people and the military operations of various rebel groups. During my last trip in Syria I travelled to the north east part of the country to report on the christian minority that chose to remain in the area and their preparations to fend off the advance of radical jihadi groups.
I am now back in Greece working for various local and international publications and I am available for assignments in Europe and the Middle East.
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- Video capture
Immigrant detention center of Amygdaleza - Greece
Athens - Greece / 14 Feb. 2015
An immigrant held at the Detention Center of Amygdaleza.
Riots broke out by immigrants held at the Immigrant Detention Center of Amygdaleza after the suicide of Mohammed Nadim from Pakistan. Mohammed was held in the dentation centre for more than 2 months after he was arrested for the 3rd time in Creta despite the fact that the 18 month period that the state can legally hold them was expired.