Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
In an age of 22, I finished my studies at the Leica Academy of Creative Photography in Athens. During the past 5 years I am working on the immigration issue in Greece, traveling across the Greek land and sea borders but also documenting the immigrants lives in Athens and their efforts to leave a country undergoing a severe economic crisis. At the moment I am working on a personal project on Greece, documenting the effects of the financial crisis on the Greek society and the obvious and invisible transformations that lie beneath. Parts of my work were published at TIME Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times among others and exhibited the Visa Pour l’Image 2012 and 2013 in Perpignan, France and the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany. At the moment I work as freelance for The New York Times and AFP in Athens.
2015 - TIME The Best Wire Photographer, 2013 - POYi 70 New Multimedia Story 3rd Prize, 2013 - Nominated Visa pour l'Image / Daily Press Award, 2012 - POYi 69 Spot News 3rd Prize, 2011 - World Press Photo nominated Joop Swart Masterclass, 2009 - POYi 67 General News Award of excellence, 2007 - Young Greek photographer, 2016 - Magnum Foundation Grant