On the occasion of the exhibition “Another Life: Human flows / Unknown Odysseys”, the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography organizes an open meeting of the photographer Yannis Behrakis with the public, on Wednesday, November 23 at 19:00. In the masterclass, the award-winning Greek photojournalist will explain the philosophy of his work and will display photos from the set of his work, as well as from the coverage of the refugee-migration issue.
The presentation will be followed by a discussion. Admission is free to the public.
About Yannis Behrakis
Yannis Behrakis is a “Pulitzer” winning photojournalist born 1960 in Athens, Greece. He studied photography at the Athens School of Arts and Technology and received his BA by the Middlesex University. A Reuters photojournalist since late 1987, covered a variety of events including the funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, the changes in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the civil conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo, the wars in Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, the first and second Gulf war, the “Arab spring” in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, the war in Ukraine and the Turkish-Syrian border conflict of Kobani. He has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for over a decade and major political events and breaking news stories around the world also four Summer Olympics.
Behrakis is lecturing at the Media School of the Indiana University and other Greek and international schools.
Yannis was awarded by the “World Press Photo”, the POYi and NPPA, the “Overseas Press Club” of America, the “Day’s in Japan” award, he is three times winner of the War correspondents award “Prix de Bayeux” in France and he has been named three times European photojournalist of the year by the Fuji awards. In 2015, he was named Photographer of the year by Guardian and Reuters and led the Reuters team that won the “Pulitzer” Prize.
Masterclass Yannis Behrakis
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography