Pre-adolescent kids, little children, immigrants from Afghanistan. I take their picture in a main square of Athens, on the streets, in hotels, in mosques, inside the houses they live.
Play, the means of expression of every child, is the wheel that sets these photographs in motion. Remote, well-hidden feelings, like fear, violence, terror, inhibition, find – through play – a spontaneous way out and become tangible. Everything else is elusive, in their world: family, friends, environment, country of residence, identity and personality.
This very mystery, in a paradoxical turn, is what forces the unspoken and the ominous to manifest themselves into these photographs.
He was born in 1990 in Athens. He studied Cinematography at the Hellenic Cinema School Stavrakos and Photography at I.E.K. AKMI. As a cinematographer he has worked in short films that participated in festivals in Greece and abroad, as well as in projects like the 3rd Athens Biennale Monodrome 2011, video art, video performance. As a photographer he presented his first personal exhibition "entropia" in 2011, afterwards he took part in group exhibitions. In 2013 he was selected to present his work in Athens Photo Festival among the Young Greek Photographers and in 2014 he also presented his work in Contrast / Thessaloniki Festival, in the TEMPS ZERO project and he was selected at the finalists of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014.