Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki are a Greek photographic duo. They met in 2008, due to their mutual interest in photography. They investigate the world together, sharing thoughts and skills, while creating a common photographic vision. Their recent artistic work combines a strong personal perspective with that of a documentary. They like to be committed to long-term projects, immersing into the world of their subjects and closely connecting to them. They are interested in exploring the social, religious and cultural identity of provincial communities or special and small environments. They practice photography in order to capture, interpret and convey the world of their subjects, while contemplating on their similarities and differences from the photographers themselves. This procedure simultaneously serves -in parallel- their artistic expression.
Mary was born in Heraklion, Crete. She is currently employed as a secondary school teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Patras and her MA degree in visual perception at Graphic Arts and Multimedia. She has been practicing painting since childhood and has always been fascinated by the ability of photography to combine realistic power and pictorial virtues.
Panos was born in Mytilene, Lesvos. He studied physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a PhD in environmental engineering and he is specialized in the application of photographic technology to environmental science. He came in contact with photography for the first time, during his academic research. He is intrigued by the potential of the medium to act as a research tool probing into problems, where traditional science seems to fail.
Panos And Mary Charalampidis's Projects on LensCulture