Born in 1975 in Athens, Greece, Panayiotis Lamprou is a contemporary artist. He studied history and aesthetics of photography at the Photographic Circle, Athens, and research, history and archiving of photography at the Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia in Spilimbergo in Italy. His photographic approach stems from straight photography and his practice is tightly knit with the pursuit of showing the underlying sensitivities of subject matters whose presence is often obscured by preconceptions. Being fueled by an ‘active inertia’, he confrontscomplex issues, such authority and the state, mental illness, nudity and social norms with the intention of inviting a mode of broader understanding. Αttracted by Paradox and using suggestiveness as one of his main tools to delineate it, his thematic scope covers a wide spectrum currently focusing on intimate urbanism.
He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions and his work has been published in national and international editions such as La Strada “Regina Margherita”, Photographic Aspects and Views, Tears of the Dream, Kafka der Bau, Naked Nude, Notes from Schinoussa. In 2010, he won Second prize for the work Portrait of my British Wife of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London. His works are included in private and public collections. Since 2014 he has also been collaborating with the non-government educational organization Buon Vento in Milan creating educational courses on art and photography. He currently lives in Athens, works as an artist, and is the Creative Director of COCO-MAT.