Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
Socrates was born in Athens, Greece in 1979. Although photography was always in the back of his head, he studied and worked as a graphic designer until 2011. A self-taught photographer, in 2009 he began taking part in seminars and workshops on photography and photojournalism trying to expand his knowledge on the medium. Since then he has been working as a freelance photographer, mainly in the fields of photojournalism and documentary photography. Many of his images have been published in reputed and prominent newspapers and journals worldwide. At the moment he works as freelance for dpa (Deutsche Presse Agentur), UNHCR and Invision-images photo agency.
2016 - Istanbul Photo Awards, Turkey, 2015 - Bursa Photo Festival, Turkey, 2015 - Prix Pictet Awards, 2013 - Street photography, Athens Southern District, 2012 - PPOTY (Professional Photographer of the Year), UK, 2011 - Street Life, Photometria Photo Festival, Greece
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