Vangelis Georgas’s Profile

Frustrations By Vangelis Georgas
14Dec2012
Frustrations
My project deals with the aftermath of the economic crisis and its socioeconomic and political consequences in Athens, Greece. Greece experiences its fifth year of recession. The GDP has fallen by 15% at the same time, leaving more than 20% of the population living under  the   pauverty line. Unemploiment has reached 22%, with youth unemploiment being over 50%.The sudden and dramatic drop of the quality of life of big parts of the population, and the ruining of hopes of the...

Name: Vangelis Georgas

Nationality: Greek

Residence: London,UK

Telephone: 0044 (0) 7787590820

Email: vagelis72@hotmail.com

URL: www.vgeorgas.com 

DATE OF BIRTH: 30-7-1980

 

 

AWARDS-DISTINCTIONS

2012: Ljubljana Photo Festival Portfolio Review:Photonic Moments Award: 1st  Prize

2011: Foto8 Summershow, London: Finalist

2011: Santa Fe  Center : Project Launch : Finalist

2010: Braga Photo Festival: Emerjentes DST International Photography Award: Finalist

2010: Descubrimientos – Photoespana

2009: ‘Gazes at the city’ competition, organized by Fnac and the Month

of Photography of Athens: 1st Prize

2009: Scan 09: Nominated

2008: Photo Biennale of Thessaloniki, Portfolio Reviews: Finalist

2007: European Central Bank Annual Photography Award: 1st Prize

(http://www.ecb.int/events/cultural/cultdays/2007/html/photoaward_slide

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2007: Selected to participate in the Exhibition ‘New Greek

Photographers’, during the Month of Photography of Athens

2006: Winner of the ‘City Streets’ competition, organized by British

Council, Greece

 

SOLO EXIBITIONS

2012: “No Such Thing as a Real Orient”, Lodz Fotofestiwal

2011: “No Such Thing as a Real Orient”, Athens Photo Festival

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2011: Foto8 Summershow, London

2010 : Museu D. Diogo de Sousa , Braga, “Emergentes 2010”

2010 : Theatro Circo, Braga , Emergentes 2010”

2008:Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, ‘I create, therefore I am’, Thessaloniki

2008:Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki, ‘Greece today’, Photobiennale, Thessaloniki

2007:Einardou Foundation, ‘City Streets’, Athens

2007: European Central Bank, ‘Greece today’, Frankfurt

2007: Angathi Gallery, ‘New Greek Photographers 2007’, Athens

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2009-2010 : Teaching theory of Photography in Municipality of

Zografou, Athens

2006-2010: Teaching History of Photography in the ‘Cultural Union of

Students of the University of Athens’

STUDIES

2012-ongoing: PhD Sociology, London School of Economics

2010-2011: MA Sociology , London School of Economics

2007-2009: MA Sociology University of Athens

2005-2009: Political Science University of Athens

1998-2003 :Law University of Athens

 

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