Who Are Some Famous Greek Photographers?

Who Are Some Famous Greek Photographers?

Some famous Greek photographers are Dimitris Yeros, Nikos Economopoulos, Vassilis Makris, Tzeli Hadjidimitriou and John Stathatos. Filippos Margaritis and Leonidas Papazoglou were two of the first major photographers in Greece. They worked in the 19th century.

Dimitris Yeros' work is featured in such galleries and museums as the International Center of Photography in New York, the National Portrait Gallery and The British Museum in London, the Maison Europeenne de La Photographie in Paris, and the Museum Bochum in Germany. His work was published in 14 different books between the years 1976 and 2010.

Born in Peloponnese, Greece, Nikos Economopoulos studied law and worked as a journalist before becoming a photographer in 1988. Economopoulos has won the Mother Jones award for his work in the Balkans during the early 1990s and the Abdi Ipekci award for the work he has done in Turkey during his career as a photographer.

Architectural photographer Vassilis Makris, born in Patras, Greece, began his professional career as a photographer in 1985 and has done extensive work in Athens, Greece. He taught multiple courses at the Leica Academy of Creative Photography in Athens between 2005 and 2010, and later worked closely with the National Theater of Greece and the National Opera of Greece.

Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, born in Lesbos, Greece, is known for her award-winning photography book “39 Coffee Houses and a Barber’s Shop."