Lefteris Partsalis was born in Athens in 1987, where he spent the first 18 years of his life. In 2004, he bought his first camera and pursued photography as a hobby; more than 10 years later he is an established photographer who has covered major stories including the Greek financial crisis, the refugee crisis, civil unrests and so on.
Partsalis studied landscape architecture but even during his studies he was working as a photographer on environmental projects.
Upon his return to Greece, he spent three months working for the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense in which he worked as a photographer for almost two years.
Since 2015, Partalis works as a freelancer for various media including SOOC Photo Agency, Spin Communications and DPG Media, which includes CNN Greece. He, also, collaborates with the Chinese news agency, Xinhua, and his pictures have been published in countless Greek and foreign print and digital media.