A freelance photographer and videographer currently based in Athens, Greece. Previous experience in the animation and design industries with a BA(hons) in Product Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London (Now UOA). Currently a contributor for foreign and local Greek media, field producer and fixer for international wires and foreign media working in Greece. Fluent in French, Greek and English.
Field Producer, Fixer and Translator:
The Guardian/ Le Nouvel Observateur/ L’illustré/ Aftonbladet/ Politiken Daily/ Swedish Broadcasting/ Sydsvenskan/ BBC & BBC Radio/ France24/ France 3/ BFMTV/ Nikkei inc./ Telegiornale 5/ The Associated Press Television Network/ ABC Australia/ Ewen Spencer
Publications (Photographer/ Videographer/ Writer/ Presenter):
Le Monde/ El Pais/ Time Magazine/ TRT World/ France24/ APTN/ AP Images/ Spiegel Online/ Nouvel Observateur/ Aftonbladet/ Sydsvenskan/ The Independent/ AlJazeera/ Bild/ German Press Agency/ The New York Times/ The Press Project/ Avgi/ Efsyn/ Kathimerini/ To Vima/ TVXS/ Protagon/ The New Athenian /
[Past] Looking [Past] Group Exhibition/ Athens Photo Festival 2015
Encontros da Imagem/ Facing Youth/ Group Exhibition/ Braga 2012
TAF (The Art Foundation)/ Hidden Athens, part III/ Group Exhibition/ Athens 2010
I joined the Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS Méditerranée Search and Rescue operation on the MV Aquarius, in their effort to search and rescue migrants and refugees attempting the perilous journey from the North African coasts of Libya to the European coasts in Italy. In July 2016 for a period of 3 weeks, the vessel was stationed in international waters near the coasts of Libya, waiting on distress calls from one satellite telephone given by smugglers to each travelling group of an overflowing rubber boat, often drenched in a mix of sea water and just enough gasoline to get them over that first frontier. Under orders of the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCC), the Aquarius would rescue and assist in transfers of people from the sea and other SAR and government vessels. The people we met were of a variety of nationalities, men, women and children - often unaccompanied minors - alike.
In 2014 I witnessed the emergence of the passengers of the ship Mataroa through the vivid rehearsals of the play Mataroa-La mémoire trouée. A juxtaposition of parallel histories became evident, becoming my prime point of interest. Much took place at the theater collective of La Cartoucherie, an old munitions factory on the outskirts of Paris, famed for its controversial work since the mid-sixties. The play would deal with a WW2 period of Greece, where through the intervention of French officials, the New Zealand ship Mataroa was chartered to deliver Greek students, artists and scientists to Paris in the pursuit of success, evidently unobtainable in Greece at the time. The play developed through the study of various historical documents and the subsequent book of one of the passengers, under the posing atmosphere of the Theatre du Soleil. This is an observation of these parallel worlds.
A selection of this project is currently shown at the 2015 Athens Photo Festival (Greece)
A work in progress observing how the Greek financial crisis is impacting human relationships. With a deterioration in the public health and education sectors and continuous increase in unemployment there has also been a rise in physical and psychological violence placing human rights well into question in particular amidst the immigrant population.