Socrates Baltagiannis is a documentary photographer born (1979) and based in Athens, Greece.
Apart from his commissioned work, which often lies between editorial and assignments covering news, humanitarian crisis and current affairs, his personal work is multifaceted, dealing with subject matters not necessarily popular but always with an eye on social issues and how people are affected by society, the environment and vice versa. Many of his images have been published in prominent newspapers and journals worldwide, such as Der Spiegel, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, the Guardian, Courrier International, Internazionale, Le Point, Le Temps, Stern, La Croix, Die Zeit and FAZ among others. He works freelance for dpa (German Press Agency) and from 2015, he has been working closely with organizations such as the IFRC and UNHCR, documenting the refugee crisis in Greece. He is a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and on June 2018, took part at a HEFAT hosted by 1st Option safety group.