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 what drives me to 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.
I am a photographer and video journalist specialising in news gathering and feature stories. Spending my time between Europe and the Middle East, I have an interest in conflict and post-conflict issues.
From 2005 to 2011 I was based in Greece documenting the economic crisis and the effects it had on the social fabric of the country. I shifted my attention to the Middle East in 2012 to document the war in Syria and continue to follow the story and its ramifications across the region. In 2015 I began documenting the Balkan Migration route and in 2016 I relocated to Iraq to document the war against ISIS, focusing on the military operations to retake Raqqa and Mosul. Currently based in Europe I continue to document the circles of violence in the Middle East and the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.
I am a contributor for the UNHCR, Medecins Sans Frontiers - MSF, Agence France Presse - AFP and my work has been published in a variety of international publications including: The Guardian, Liberation, The National, Vice News, The Telegraph, dsWeekblad, L’Espresso, Le Nouvel Observateur (L’ Obs), Foreign Policy, Time LightBox, New York Times, The Washington Post, Internazionale & Al Jazeera.
Workshops & Projects
2015 | Vovousa Festival Artist in Residence Program: 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 from 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.
2018 | Part of an investigative journalism team that was among the twelve recipients of the inaugural "Investigative Journalism for EU" grant, launched by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and the International Press Institute, with additional funding support by the Fritt Ord Foundation.
Hostile Environment Training
Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues - RISC | Combat Medical Training
TYR Solutions | Hostile Environment & First Aid training