Yorgos Prinos was born in 1977 in Athens, Greece.
He holds an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and has served as instructor, visiting critic or lecturer at Yale University, School of Visual Arts, the International Center of Photography, Wesleyan University, County College of Morris, City College of New York, the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Athens School of Fine arts and others.
His work has been widely presented in venues and publications across Europe, the United States and Asia, and his photographs are held in private and public collections. Notable presentations have taken place at Bozar (Brussels), the Benaki Museum (Athens), the 2nd and 5th editions of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Paris Mois de la Photo, the European Month of Photography (Budapest), the Beijing Art Centre, the Lishui Photography Festival, the Antikenmuseum Basel, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery (New York), Garis & Hahn (New York) and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.
He has co-edited several books and catalogues and has curated exhibitions and projects in Greece and abroad