Niko J. Kallianiotis was born in 1973 in Greece. He lives and works as an educator and photographer in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He holds a BFA and MA from Marywood University, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. He is currently teaching a variety of courses at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, and at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is a member of OramaPhotos.gr and a contributing photographer for The New York Times. Because of his hybrid background he views the world and his surrounding environs from two different perspectives, both culturally and socially.