Yorgos Karailias

Athens

Since 2010 he’s also teaching Photography and Visual Arts and has conducted several workshops in various photographic associations and cultural spaces in Spain and Greece, including Athens and Caceres Schools of Fine Arts. He has participated in various cultural projects: he was co-founder of Art/If/Act, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of cultural and educational projects in Greece between 2009-13; in 2010 he was part of the Campus20.16 international project, held by the Caceres2016 committee in the context of the city’s candidature as European Capital of Culture; in 2012-3 he directed the collective photographic-educational project Diafragmentos Cc focused on the social minorities of Caceres; in 2015 he curated the exhibition In Extremis for Caceres Foto Festival and in 2017 he co-curated the exhibition Critical Archives III: Identities for MedPhoto Festival in Crete; since 2017 he is co-founder of the educational platform Dust Breeding Lab.

His work explores new perspectives of social documentary photography and has been exhibited in Europe and presented at various international festivals (Athens Photo Festival, Cosmos Books Arles, Paris Photo, Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma, MedPhoto Festival). In 2010 he was awarded the second prize Cedefop Photomuseum Award in Thessaloniki Photobienale. His first photobook EstrangeR was published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg in 2015

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