Spyros Paloukis

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Spyros Paloukis

Spyros Paloukis is a freelance photographer, writer and the publisher of Magic Box & Fata Morgana Editions. He studied Information Technology and Photography in Thessaloniki and has also obtained a Master’s degree in American Studies at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.

Spyros has been engaged with photography and has exhibited his work in Greece and abroad while he has been awarded in various photographic competitions. His photobook “Daydreaming: 100 Greeks in Belgium dream of Greece” was published in 2010 in five languages and was presented at the European Parliament in Brussels, while his photos were exhibited at the 15th Biennale of Young Artists of the Mediterranean in Thessaloniki. After presenting his work at the International Month of Photography, he was nominated by the Hellenic Centre for Photography as one of the top ten young photographers of Greece.

As evidenced in his work, Spyros loves travelling. Although he considers himself a photographer, he has a deep love for writing, which for him is like a journey. So far he has published 5 books. He was nominated as one of the best writers publishing their first book by the literary magazine “Diavazo” for the year 2008-’09. In 2009 he published the photobook “Edessa”, in which he makes a photographic journey back to his birthplace, while in 2011 he published the novel “Black out generation”. He recently published the unique photo fairy-tale “Wonderwood”, which was exhibited at Thessaloniki’s Photobiennale in November 2012.