I believe in the power images have to create bridges of communication while always keeping in mind that truth is never absolute and perception determines reality. At the end of the day I don't presume to offer any solutions. There can be no answers without questions and this is why I photograph. To ask questions about the world that surrounds me, hoping that I can shed some light on its complexities and its countless grey areas.

About

I am a photographer based in the Middle East, focusing on long term projects exploring conflict and post-conflict issues.

From 2005 to 2011 I was in Greece photographing the economic crisis and the impact it had on the social fabric of the country.

I shifted my attention to the Middle East in 2012 to document, among other issues, the war in Syria along with the implications it has on the region.

In 2015 I started working on a two-year project, focusing on the Balkan Migration Corridor and documenting one of the biggest population movements Europe has seen since the end of World War II.

I am a contributor to Agence France Presse - AFP, Medecins Sans Frontiers - MSF, the UNHCR and other international publications.

I have completed two hostile environment training courses with: RISC (combat medical training - Jul. 2016) & TYR (HEFA training - Sep. 2016).

Workshops & Projects

2015-2016 / Vovousa Festival  Artist in Residence Program

was selected as Artist in Residence for the Vovousa Festival, spending a month documenting the Aoos / Vjose river basin and its ecosystem.

2014 / Noor – Nikon Masterclass in Istanbul

attended a one week masterclass with Jon Lowenstein, Benedicte Kurzen, Andrea Bruce, Stanley Green and Evelien Kunst.

2010 - 2011 / The Prism GR2010

took part in a collective documentation of Greece, during the winter of 2010, through the lenses of 14 photojournalists using multimedia storytelling.

2007 - 2008 / City Streets

attended a series of workshops led by photographer Nikos Economopoulos / Magnum Photos resulting in a published book and a touring exhibition that documented the new, multicultural face of Athens and the stories of the people living in the Greek capital.

Location

Currently based in Iraq - Erbil.

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