Socrates Baltagiannis was born in Athens, Greece in 1979. Although photography was always in the back of his head, he studied and worked as a graphic designer until 2011. A self-taught photographer, in 2009 he began taking part in seminars and workshops on photography and photojournalism trying to expand his knowledge on the medium. Since then he has been working as a freelance photographer, mainly in the fields of photojournalism and documentary photography. Many of his images have been published in reputed and prominent newspapers and journals worldwide. At the moment he works as freelance for DPA (Deutsche Presse Agentur), UNHCR and Invision-images photo agency.
 
Awards:
 
- 2016 | Istanbul Photo Awards, Turkey
Finalist on Single News Category
- 2015 | Bursa Photo Festival, Turkey
AWARD WINNING PHOTOS (2nd mention) and CONTEST SPEDIAL AWARD (2nd place) on the theme 'Migration"
- 2015 | Prix Pictet Awards
Nominated for the "Austerity effect" series
- 2013 | Street photography, Southern District of Athens, Greece
1st place
- 2012 | PPOTY (Professional Photographer of the Year), UK
News category Finalist
- 2011 | Street Life, Photometria Photo Festival, Greece
3rd people's choice award
 
Exhibitions :
 
- 2015 | Bursa Photo Festival, Turkey
- 2015 | Aegean Experienced: Group Exhibition at Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos", Greece
- 2013 | Street Photography: 2nd Photo Exhibition of the Southern District of Athens, Greece
- 2010/ 13 | Annual Black and White Film Group Exhibition at Faos in Athens, Greece
- 2011 | Street Life Group Exhibition at Photometria Photo Festival at Ioannina - Athens - Chania, Greece
 
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