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Stratis Vogiatzis

Stratis was born on 12th of January in 1978 in Chios, Greece. He graduated in 2001 from the department of Economic and Political Sciences in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received his Masters degree in Social Sciences (honors) at the University of Amsterdam dealing with children and Political violence and conducting his fieldwork in Palestine. He worked as a training assistant for culture issues at ‘las casas de la cultura’ in Havana, as a teacher and educator at the gypsies communities in Thessaloniki (Drom) and as a researcher for the educational NGO IALE in New Delhi. He has been working as a freelance photographer in several assignments in countries such as Russia, India, Vietnam, Tanzania, Kossovo, Morocco, Mexico and Iran. From 2005 onwards he dedicated himself in long term projects. In 2003 he contributed to the photography book “Kosovo: Refugees Returning Home” published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and in December 2006 he released the book ‘Chios’ concerning his native island. In 2008 he documented the training and the participation of the Greek athletes with disabilities at the Beijing Paralympics games 2008 and his project ended up in a book with the title ‘from Athens to Beijing’. In August 2009 his book concerning inner spaces in the Mastic Villages was published with the title ‘Inner World’. He has recently completed his project “people of the sea” regarding fishermen in Mediterranean Sea after 4,5 years of shooting in 7 countries. He has taken part in various solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, and received photography awards for his works. Many of his photographs currently belong to museums and private collections. Recently, he directed (with Thekla Malamou) the documentary film ‘The Blind Fisherman’ which won the Audience Award in the 14th International Documentary Festival of Thessaloniki.

Stratis says:

Although Greece and Turkey share so similar cultures, and the peoples’ attitudes seem to be so close, very few things in terms of artistic expression have been realized between the two countries. In simple words, NAN’s vision of bringing people together through stories coincides with my vision as well. ”

 
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