Academy of Fine Arts (photography specialisation), Bruges - Belgium
Academie Aan Zee (Introduction in Art - painting), Oostende - Belgium
ESP, European Studies of Photography, Thessaloniki - Greece
About Andrea Shkreli
Andrea Shkreli (b. 1980, Tirana, Albania) grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Thessaloniki in Greece where he studied photography.
A serious accident left Andrea with a complex physical disability. After a long and painful revalidation, Andrea decided to travel and to photograph the places he visited.
Through his photography, Andrea learned to observe, explore and appreciate the world around him in a different way. Since then, for Andrea photography is a means to discover the world, and has become a (new) way of life.
In order to further broaden his knowledge, Andrea studied at the ESP School of Photography and Graphic Design in Thessaloniki, and he continued his studies and graduated his specialization on photography at the Academy of Arts in Bruges, Belgium.
In 2011, Andrea won the "New Photographers Prize" at Kythera Photographic Encounters in Greece. And in 2018, he won the First Prize ´The City Tells´ of World Press Photo 2018 in Zwolle, the Netherlands.