Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, Newport
About Georgios Makkas
Born in 1977 he studied photography in ESP, Athens and moved to the UK in 1999 to attend the documentary photography course in Newport, Wales. In 2002 his documentary project about the depopulation of rural Albania won the first prize in the Observer Hodge photographic award in London. In 2009 and 2010 participated in the artist in residence programme SETSE - Seeing Europe Through a Stranger's Eyes - in the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland.
He took part in several private and group exhibitions in the UK (National Portrait Gallery, Hereford Photo Festival, the Newsroom in London) and Greece (Athens Photo Festival , Thessaloniki Museum Of Photography, Rizarios Cultural Centre in Monodendri) , Spain (Fotonoviembre, Centro del Carmen de Valencia), Italy (Fotografia Europea -Reggio Emilia, Le Voci dell'Inchiesta, Pordenone), USA (DUMBO Arts Festival), Turkey (Istanbul Design Biennial) and his work is in the permanent collection of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.
As well as doing his own projects he is contributing to international magazines, photographing for international NGO’s and work on private commissions both in photography and video. He is represented by Panos Pictures (London)