Photographer and documentary filmmaker, Myrto Papadopoulos is known for the strong social character she ascribes to her work, presenting social issues that relate to different parts of the world. In 2013 she received the best emerging photographer of the year award by the Magenta Foundation.
Myrto Papadopoulos was born in Athens and studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University. After completing her postgraduate studies at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, she participated in the 2007 Eddie Adams Workshop, led by Michele McNally and Vincent Laforet, both photographers of the New York Times. She has appeared and received honours in important photographic festivals like the Mois de la Photo – OFF and the 2nd Photoquai – Biennale des Images du Monde in Paris, the New York Photo Festival and the Athens Photo Festival, among others.
Myrto believes that the creation of documentaries goes hand in hand with social action. In the documentary “The Attendants” she aims to raise social awareness on the sensitive issues of prostitution and sex-trafficking in crisis-stricken Greece. At the same time, she has created art workshops trying to improve the living conditions of the victims. In January 2014 “The Attendants” was presented at the European Parliament, as an example of a project that raises social awareness through art.
Currently Myrto works both with print and online media in different parts of the world (like TIME Magazine, TIME.com, Le Monde, Neue Zuger Zeitung, Corriere Della Sera, El Mundo, Daily , LENS of the New York Times) while living and working in Greece.