Contributors bio

  • Milos Bicanski

    (b. 1967), is a Serbian self-taught photojournalist, whose career started the traditional way in the 1990's – working for newspapers as staff photographer. His awards in Photojournalism include Days Japan, CHIPP, PIX3, and Humanity Photo Awards. Bicanski has presented at exhibitions and festivals including the International Photographic Art Exhibition China, the Sarajevo Winter festival, the Tashkentale festival, the Lithuanian Photo Circle and Image Salon International de la Photographie Paris. Milos currently resides in Athens, Greece, where he has worked as a contributor to the European Press Photo Agency (EPA) during the late 1990s and Getty Images today. Milos can be contacted at: milos.bicanski@gmail.com | http://milosbicanski.com/
  • Andrea Bonetti

    (b. 1968), was born in Lugano, Switzerland. After completing his studies in Biological Sciences at the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1995, he moved to Greece in order to begin research on the wildlife of a little known lagoon of the SW Peloponnese. His research had already led him to wildlife photography, which eventually became his main occupation. Andrea is now based in Athens, where his subjects of interest have evolved to include political, musical, and theatre photography. Since January of 2015, he has been photographing the Greek PM, Alexis Tsipras, as his official photographer. Bonetti’s pictures have been published in various magazines around the world, including the BBC Wildlife Magazine and the National Geographic’s Greek and international editions. They can be found at the UK Photo Library www.nhpa.co.uk Andrea has also written several books about Greek nature and has won two awards in the prestigious photo contest BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year, in 1999 and in 2004. Andrea can be contacted at: info@andreabonetti.com | www.andreabonetti.com
  • Dimitrios Bouras

    (b. 1965), is a photographer and documentarian working on long term projects which focus on humanitarian issues, conflict and war around the globe.He has chronicled the world’s most troubled territories since 1981. His work has taken him to the Balkans, the greater zone of Caucasus Eurasia (ex Soviet Union), the Sub-Saharan Africa, and especially the Middle East (particularly Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria). He regularly contributes under an alias and his images have been printed in major global media, won numerous awards and have been exhibited extensively internationally. In addition to his photography, Dimitrios is a frequent lecturer and essayist on humanitarian, conflict and war issues, participating in various academic think tanks and international conferences. Dimitrios resides between Athens - Greece, Duhok - KRG/Iraq and Mariupol - Ukraine. His current research, financed by think tanks and universities in the USA and the UK, investigates the new form of war: hybrid/‛undeclared war’. Under the title “Beyond Dichotomies: Reassembling Global Challenges through the Local”, the current research is of geopolitical and anthropological interest, implementing a comparative study method. In this comparative study he follows developments in the Middle East as well as in Ukraine, and in the greater zone of Caucasus Eurasia to draw conclusions about the changing nature of warfare. Dimitrios can be contacted at: dbouras@dimitriosbouras.com | dimitriosbouras.com
  • LOUISA GOULIΑMAKI

    (b. 1968), was born in Gdynia, Poland. Studied photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at the Technological Institute in Athens. Works as a photographer since 1992. In 1996 she became photographer of the Athens bureau of the International European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), where she covers main political, social and sport events in Greece and abroad. From 1997 to 2000 she covered the crisis in Balkans and the war in Kosovo. Since 2005 she works with the international Agence France Presse (AFP) based in Athens, covering news in Greece and abroad, while also working on personal projects. Her work was awarded and presented at exhibitions and festivals in Greece and abroad, including POYi, CHIPP, PIX3, Days Japan, Visa pour L' image, Athens Photo Festival, Humanity Photo Awards, Sarajevo Winter festival, Tashkentale, Lithuanian Photo Circle, UNHCR, and seen in exhibitions in Athens, Paris, Cardiff and other. Louisa can be contacetd at: Louisa.GOULIAMAKI@afp.com
  • YANNIS KOLESIDIS

    (b. 1973), is a photojournalist based in Athens. He worked for Reuters from 2004 till 2013. He is now working for the European Press Agency (EPA) and the Athens News Agency. His photographs have been published in international newspapers and magazines such us the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Guardian, Time magazine, Stern, Paris Match etc. He spent two months during 2008 in Niger, Zambia and in India, travelling on assignment for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). In 2009 his photographs were exhibited in Athens. He has won several awards including: 2nd prize single “People in the News” in the World Press Photo 2009, 1st place “General News” in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) 2011, 3rd place "Natural Disaster" in the Picture of the Year International (POYi) 2013, Award of Excellence “Portrait” in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) 2003. Yannis can be contacted at: kolesidis@yahoo.com | www.yanniskolesidis.com
  • JOHN LIAKOS

    (b. 1975), is a Greek photojournalist based in Athens Greece.He finished the school of photography at the Laica Academy in 2003 and began photographing the migration to Greece. In 2006 he collaborated with the Greek magazine “E” of the newspaper Eleytherotipia, covering migration and other issues. In 2008 he had his first solo exhibition, exposing the conditions under which migrant strawberry pickers work in Greece: “The Strawberry fields of New Manolada in the western Peloponnese”. Since 2009, he covers the biggest political events happening in Greece, for local and foreign agencies. His main focus is the economic crisis in Greece and the refugee crisis of 2015. Since 2014 he is a contributor for the Greek agency “In Time News”. John can be contacted at: liakos.icon@gmail.com
  • MENELAOS MYRILLAS

    (b. 1972), born in Patras, Greece. Menelaos, was attracted to photography at a young age. He traveled the world and was lucky to learn the fundamentals of photography by some of the best in the field. He cooperated with the most important Greek Magazine titles and quite a few international ones. He specialized in portraits on location and was also often assigned news editorials. He is known for the storytelling character of his work that derives from his need to add both past and future references in present moments. Although inspired by the masters of photography, Menelaos is often using modern techniques in order to accomplish a contemporary result. He is the co-founder of SOOC photo agency where he enjoys working together with some of the most creative and open-minded photographers in the country. Menelaos can be contacted at: mmyrillas@gmail.com | http://www.sooc.gr/
  • NICK PALEOLOGOS

    (b. 1983), is a photojournalist and editor, born and raised in Athens, Greece. He worked for Icon Press Agency in Greece, from 2005 until 2013, covering all the major social and political events that took place in the country during this period. Also, as a member of the Phasma2 photographic collective, he took part in a number of projects and exhibitions, the most prominent one being The Vovousa Project. In 2014 he co-founded SOOC Agency together with an elite team of photographers who strived to combine news photography via visual storytelling. He is also a collaborator of Al Jazeera English. Through his work for SOOC and AJE, he had the opportunity to cover, among others, the refugee crisis, following the flow of people from Lesvos and Chios islands and throughout Greece all the way to central Europe. Nick can be contacted at: palaiologos.icon@gmail.com | http://www.sooc.gr/
  • ANNA PANTELIA

    (b.1991), is a Greek photojournalist based in Athens. She holds an MA Degree in International Communication and Development (City University London) and a BA in Photography and Audiovisual Arts (Athens’ Technological Educational Institute). Her photographs and interviews have been published on major media platforms such as CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC, Newsweek,The Telegraph, The Guardian, Vice News and the Major Greek Newspapers and Tv Channels. She is contributor at Echo Agency, freelance photographer for Action Aid, Save the Children and she has been official photographer of CERN between 2012-2014. In 2015 she was named as one of the 30 best documentary photographers under 30 by Magnum Photos. Anna can be contaced at: pantelia.anna@gmail.com | www.annapantelia.com
  • FOTIS PLEGAS

    (b.1992), is a photographer based in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the Leica Academy of Creative Photography in 2012 and won an internship in the Athens News Agency, covering news, sports and feature stories all over Greece. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He is currently a full-time freelance photographer collaborating with wire agencies (Reuters, Ap) and other media organisations organizations. Plegas’ work revolves around social issues and humanitarian concerns. Fotis can be contacted at: fotis.p.g@gmail.com | www.fotis-plegas.com
  • ORESTIS SEFEROGLOU

    (b.1990), was born in Athens, Greece. He is a freelance photographer and a former staff multimedia photojournalist for Eleftherotypia newspaper and EPSILON magazine. His images have been published in major Greek magazines and he is currently is working with K magazine and VICE Greece. He has focused on the European refugee crisis from 2014 to the present, following the journey of refugees across Greece. In 2014 he was selected for the 7-month International Masterclass by VII Photo Agency in Milan. In 2016, he has been nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Seferoglou’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Athens Photo Festival, Medphoto Mediterranean Photography Festival, Docfield Barcelona, Menontrenuno Sardinia, TEDxAthens and The Hunt Museum. Orestis can be contacted at: orestis.sef@gmail.com | www.orestisseferoglou.com