Curator Selection / 2022 / /

Climate Change Impacts

A massive wildfire broke out in the northern suburbs of Athens, damaging homes and forcing evacuations of local communities.
After sunset, sparkling flames were visible from Piraeus port and Evia island.
According to Greek meteorologists, strong winds up to 8 on the Beaufort scale hampered firefighting efforts.
Altogether 420 firefighters, 15 waterbombing aircrafts and 9 helicopters have joined the rescue operation. Thousands of residents from four communities at the foothills of Pentelikon mountain have been evacuated after their houses were engulfed in flames.

Panagiotis' volunteer work at the Action Aid International in London coined his decision to concentrate on concerned photography and become a photojournalist, focusing especially on people and on regions of the world in trouble. He traveled on assignment to many places all over the globe, covering news stories and major sport events.
His pictures have appeared in several international press such as The International Herald Tribune, The Guardian London, The Observer, Daily Telegraph, Stern etc.

Awards - Jury Honorable Mention "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (PX3) 2015
- Public Choice Gold in Press/Feature Story, 1st Place winner in Press "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (PX3) 2015