Theofanis Avraam was born in Athens. He collects real-life sound-samples and rearranges realities (dialogues/soundscapes/music). The results are presented or broadcasted under various nicknames.
Petros Babasikas is an architect, writer and educator. His work explores connections among architecture, storytelling, media and public space. He is founding partner of Drifting City studio and Assistant Professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto. Petros’ projects have been awarded, published and exhibited internationally. They include public and cultural spaces, pavilions and installations, websites, exhibitions and texts. He is associate member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and Chair of UWC Greece. He holds a BA in Architecture and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MArch from Princeton University.
George Drivas was born in Athens, Greece. He has represented Greece at the 57th Biennale di Venezia, 2017. His work has been featured as a Solo Show at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST, 2018 and 2009) and La Galleria Nazionale, Rome, Italy, (GNAM, 2017) and as part of a group exhibition or festival among others in “Resilient Futures”, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (CACT, 2018), “ANTIDORON - EMST Collection”, documenta 14, Kassel, Germany (2017), “As Rights Go By”, Q21 International, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria (2016), Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, Canada, (2015), “future past – past future”, Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany (2014), “Melancholy in Progress”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan (2012), “FILE”, Electronic Language International Festival, FIESP Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Βrazil, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA (2012), “Les Rencontres Internationales: New Cinema and Contemporary Art”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, “Polyglossia”, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece (2011), “Digital Wave”, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (2009) and Media Art Forum, XXVII Moscow International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia (2006).
Born in Athens in 1969. He works as freelance photographer since 1995 for newspapers and magazines such as Kathimerini, Metro, Vima, Epsilon and Kappa. He teaches photography at 18 ANO and FOCUS School of Arts. He has exhibited his work many times in Athens and abroad, in solo exhibitions at the Biennale of Nice, the Photobiennale of Thessaloniki, FetArt France, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, the Benaki Museum, etc. In 2010, he published the photography book Land Ends, which was awarded as best Greek photography book for 2010.
Giorgos Gripeos was born in 1973 in Piraeus. He holds a BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. He has presented his work in four solo shows and has participated in several group shows both in Greece and the Netherlands. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
Yiannis Hadjiaslanis was born in Athens in 1974. After completing a degree in Mass Communication at Boston University, he studied photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (2000) and received his Masters in Image and Communication at Goldsmiths College in 2001. His personal work revolves around urban spaces and architecture, documenting the perpetuations of historical memory, present conditions, and speculated futures of lived environments, and their significance for those who live, create, interact and evolve with them. Engaging with questions surrounding the interpretation of the real and the perceived, he has been subtly recording the evolution of changing social and urban spaces and landscapes in Greece, as well as in various locations in Africa and the Middle East. He has completed artist residencies in Egypt, Bahrain and Iceland, during which he also conducted photography workshops engaging with the local communities. Hadjiaslanis is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki.
Zoe Hatziyannaki is a visual artist based in Athens. She holds a PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. She has received a Jerwood Photography Award and her work has been exhibited and published in Greece and abroad including: Antikenmuseum Basel, The Showroom, Benaki Museum, Ileana Tounta Centre of Contemporary Art, Noorderlicht Photo Festival and other. She has co-founded A-DASH project space and teaches at the Visual Arts department of Deree, the American College of Greece. Her latest work was exhibited in Athens with the support of NEON foundation.
Greek photographer based in Switzerland, interested in documentary, portrait and ‘The Other Landscape'. My passion is in traditional film photography and I prefer to shoot in Medium and Large format. My works have been published in printed media and I have participated in group exhibitions. I have mounted solo exhibition at Webster University Geneva, as part of the Media Trends International Conference 2012 titled "Ice Storm over lake Leman". In 2013, two of my photographs received the Juror Award of Merit in the International Fine Art Photography Award, in the categories Still Life and Landscape. I have earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Science from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in 1998. In 2013 I graduated from Webster University, Geneva with a Certificate in Studio and Commercial Photography. In 2014 I participated in Pavlos Fisakis' workshop "Personal Vision - Long Term Project" in Focus school of photography, Athens. Born in Athens in 1971.
Born in Athens in 1963. He studied photography at the Photographic Circle. During the last years, he photographs the Greek lifestyle and culture through photographic missions in Greek cities and provinces. His last photographic subject documents the life of the wealthy social groups living in the Attica’s coastline.
Born in Athens in 1975. He is involved professionally with Photography since he was 19 years old, photographing the music industry on behalf of the MBI music company and night clubs and events, where he “sells memories” as he say. He has graduated from the School of Research and application of Photography. In 2010 he participated in the group exhibition “Who We Are”, at the Arts Foundation in Athens.
Maria Mavropoulou was born in 1989 and she lives and works in Athens, Greece. She completed her MFA studies in 2018, at the Athens School of Fine Arts, from where she got her BA in 2014. She has studied painting and sculpture, although her main medium is photography. Characteristic of her work is that the resulting images are at the boundary line between plausibility or not, potentiality and non-potentiality, random and constructed. By playing with the perception of viewers she questions the role and power of photography in an era that is dominated by it. Since 2014 she is member of the collective of artists Depression Era that inhabit the urban and social landscapes of the crisis in Greece. Her work has been presented in exhibitions in Greece and abroad and publicized in multiple magazines.www.mariamavropoulou.com
Born in Athens in 1977. He studied photography at the Focus School and graduated in 2007. Since 2008 he works as a freelance photographer mainly covering social issues in Greece and abroad. His photos have been published in magazines such as the Νewsweek, Time, Paris Match, Guardian, New York Times and he has been awarded in many international competitions.
Yorgos Prinos was born in 1977 in Athens, Greece. He holds an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and has served as instructor, visiting critic or lecturer at Yale University, School of Visual Arts, the International Center of Photography, Wesleyan University, County College of Morris, the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography and others. His work has been widely presented in venues and publications across Europe, the United States and Asia, and his photographs are held in private and public collections. Notable presentations have taken place at Bozar (Brussels), the Benaki Museum (Athens), the 2nd and 5th editions of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Schwarz Foundation (Samos), Paris Mois de la Photo, the Beijing Art Centre, the Antikenmuseum Basel, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery (New York) and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. He has co-edited several books and catalogues and has curated exhibitions and projects in Greece and abroad. He is co-founder of Art/If/Act, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of visual culture and co-founder of the Athens-based educational platform Dust Breeding Lab.
Dimitris Rapakousis was born in 1981 and he lives in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the "Focus" school of art photography, video & new technologies in 2010. He is a freelance documentary photographer he cooperates with the international agencies AP (Associated Press) , AFP (Agence France-Presse) and with the Greek magazines "Epsilon" and "Unfollow"
Georges Salameh is a Greek-Lebanese artist whose work is predominantly lens-based. He lived in Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, France and Sicily.
He studied cinema and history of art at University of Paris 8 Saint-Denis (1991–1994), and has worked in Greek and international cinematographic and audiovisual productions. Since 1998, he has directed shorts, documentaries, experimental/essay films, & created photography and video installations. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and international festivals. Since 2011, he has been a co-founding member of the Depression Era project. Since 2015, he has been a contributing editor of the Urbanautica Institute, a platform for contemporary photography. He's currently working in Athens & Beirut.
Born in 1952 in Athens and grew up in Paris where he studied history. He lived there until 1985 when he came back to Athens and since then he has been working as a photographer, mainly for the Press (portraits and reportage). He has participated in numerable solo and group exhibitions in Greek and international festivals. His photographs are in museums and private collections.
Angela Svoronou was born in Athens in 1976 and studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Art. From 2002 to 2005 she studied photography in London where she obtained an MA in Photography from the London College of Communication and an MA in Fine Art from the University of East London. She has received scholarships from the Alexander Onassis Foundation, from the Lilian Voudouris Foundation and from the Greek Ministry of Education (P. Triantafylidis endowment). She represented Greece in the 13th Biennial of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean (Bari, Italy) and has exhibited in more than fifty solo and group shows in Greece and abroad in festivals such as the Rencontres d’ Arles (France), the Thessaloniki Photobiennale and the Athens Photo Festival. She has also exhibited in museums such as the Benaki Museum, Athens, the Photography Museum in Thessaloniki, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete and the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki and in private galleries. Her work has been awarded prizes internationally and can be found in private and public collections. Angela Svoronou has participated in art residencies, has taught photographic seminars, has participated in conferences and is an active member of collectives such as the Filopappou Group (founding member) and Depression Era.
She studied photography at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and in 2012 she obtained her Masters degree in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Bolton, UK based in China. Her work has been focused mainly on places in political crisis and on violence against women in Athens and Beijing. She has travelled extensively on journalistic missions, especially in Asia in order to document people’s struggles and insights. Her work has appeared in Greek and International publications and group exhibitions.
Born in Athens in 1986. From 2009 until 2012 he studied photography at the 18+ Photography Team. In 2012 he graduated from the FOCUS School of Arts. He is a member of the art collective Depression Era and his has exposed his work in exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Currently he is working as a freelance photographer for magazines and newspapers.
Born in 1962. Lives and works in Athens. He studied photography in Athens and followed postgraduate studies in fine arts, Goldsmith’s college, London. Since 1999 he has collaborated with AD gallery, Athens, he also has exhibited his work in many group shows and projects in Greece and outside Greece.
Marinos Tsagkarakis is a Netherlands-based photographer and he was born (1984) and raised in the island of Crete, in Southern Greece. He studied contemporary photography at STEREOSIS Photography School. He is a member of the collective “Depression Era” that inhabits the urban and social landscapes of the economic crisis in his home country. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and international festivals, including Mois De La Photo in Paris, Jeju Biennale in S. Korea, European Month of Photography in Budapest, Athens Photo Festival, Medphoto Festival, Biennale of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Athens Biennale, FOCUS Photography Festival in Mumbai and Fotoistanbul. Moreover, he has exhibited his photographs in important art spaces such as Benaki Museum (Athens), Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), Museo de Bogotá (Colombia) and several galleries in Canada, USA, and Europe. Part of his work belongs to several private and public collections.
Dimitris Tsoumplekas (born in Athens, 1967) is a visual artist. Along with his solo shows he has participated in various group shows (such as Anatomy of Political Melancoly, Schwarz Foundation, Samos,2018, The Decline of Heroes, Culturescapes festival in Basel, 2017, No Country for Young Men, BOZAR, Brussels, 2014, La premiere Image, CRAC, Languedoc-Rousillon, France, 2009, Dynamics of Urban Culture, IX Bienal de la Habana, Cuba, 2006, Mediterraneans, Macro al Matattoio, Rome, 2004). He is a member of the collective Depression Era and he had co-currated the DE show in Benaki Museum, 2014, the participation of DE in the 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, 2015 and in Culturescapes festival in Basel, 2017. His latest curatorial project was the exhibition “Amour- an interpretation of Nikos Kessanlis photographic archive”, at the House of Cyprus,2017.His latest publication is the photo book “Texas”, a visual narration about the current situation in Greece. He is teaching photography in Athens School of Fine Arts and working as a creative consultant for the travel and corporate publications of “Kathimerini” newspaper.
Lukas is a prolific and versatile photographer whose almost obsessive dedication to the medium has helped him create an impressive body of work. He started photography in 2006 and soon became an active figure in the burgeoning online street photography scene, winning various awards along the way. Beside his improvised street photographs, Lukas is also working on a more personal project exploring intimate family life, angst and loss. In 2014 his work will be published in the new Gomma books influential album ‘Suture’, showcasing some of the top contemporary photographers. Lukas is a member of the “Depression Era” team of artists and writers that record the Greek crisis and will participate in an upcoming exhibition in 2014 at Palais de Beax Arts (Bozar), Belgium. He is also a member of the international collective “street-photographers” and the “Photography Circle”.
Pasqua was born in London in 1975. She studied cultural management (MA) at Panteion University in Athens, organizational psychology (MA) at Columbia University – for which she was awarded a Fulbright and an Onassis Foundation scholarship – psychology at the University of Athens, and photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. She has lived in New York for many years, where she worked as an independent documentary producer and freelance writer. In 2011 she joined photographer Pavlos Fysakis to begin the art collective Depression Era, for which she still works as artist and curator. She has participated in various exhibitions in Greece and abroad; in 2015 she had her second solo show, curated by Dimitris Alitheinos at “Oplostasio” in Athens. Since autumn 2016, she has been working in the field of cultural management at the Onassis Cultural Center in Greece. She is also co-curating the Mediterranean Photography Festival (Medphoto) in Rethymno, Crete.
Chrissoula Voulgari is an artist based in Toronto Canada and Athens Greece, working with photography, video and the web. Her works have been featured in international festivals and group shows in Arles, the Bozar, Mois de la Photo in Paris, and the Benaki Museum. She is founding member and art director of Drifting City Athens and of the online branding and design agency Mind the Map; her work there includes the webby awarded webpage/ interactive garden dreamgrove.org, ‘Drip’, a public pavilion commissioned by the Mayor of London, and ‘Rock,’ a sonic garden for the Santozeum Museum. She has been a member of the press & multimedia bureau of ATHENS 2004 documenting the Athens Olympics. She studied photography and multimedia in Athens.
Eirini Vourloumis was born and raised in Athens, Greece and is of Greek and Indonesian background. Vourloumis is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York. She began her career as a contributing photographer for the New York Times Metro section and is currently freelancing for various international publications from Greece, focusing on covering the ongoing economic and refugee crisis. Her current personal work has shifted from pure reportage and combines a documentary and conceptual photographic approach, in which she explores social and political environments to reflect their dynamic within the context of the economic crisis in her home country. Vourloumis’s first book, In Waiting, published by Hatje Cantz in October 2017 is an examination of the Greek public sector. This series has been exhibited at the Gropius Bau Museum in Berlin and the Benaki Museum in Athens. Her reportage work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Le Monde, Business Week, and The Guardian, among others.