Panos Kokkinias was born in 1965 in Athens, Greece. He studied photography at the School of Visual Arts, and then at Yale University, where he received his MFA in 1996. He earned a PhD in Photography in 2009 from Derby University, Great Britain.
His work has been published in Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, (Phaidon Press, 2006) and in his monograph Here We Are (PowerHouse Books, New York, 2012).
The recipient of grants from Yale University, Alexander Onassis Foundation, the Greek State Scholarships Foundation and Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Kokkinias has exhibited worldwide, including shows in Athens, Paris, and New York. His photographs are included in public and corporate collections in Europe and the US. He lives and works in Athens.