Born in Greece in 1972, Nektarios (Nerris) Markogiannis studied Economics, Photojournalism and Documentary Photography and History of Photography in the UK. After a successful career as investment banker in the UK, his passion for photography prevailed and he left the financial services to take up photography. He has worked for the United Nations PeaceKeeping Operations, collaborated with the FOTOGRAFEVI gallery in Istanbul and his worked has been shown in Los Angeles (Venice Arts, MOPLA 2019), London (Hotshoe Gallery), the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, as well as in various publication (Reuters, Iz, Fortune, Brookings Institute and the Sudan Tribune). He was the winner in the Documentary category (singles) and a finalist (stories) at the 13th Pollux Awards, in Barcelona. Dewi Lewis Publishing, published Nektarios' work from Darfur in 2012, and his work on Breast Cancer in Haiti, was published in partnership with IHI. He currently woks in the Republic of South Sudan.