Yiannis Yiannakopoulos was born in Munich in 1968. He studied Graphic Design and Photography in Athens. He is a member of the Greek Union of Photojournalists (EFE). Since 1993 he teaches photography in AKTO (College of Photography and Graphic Design). Being attracted by street photography, he works as well as freelance reporter for magazines and newspapers. Moreover, due to his commitment in issues concerning human violence and its consequences - especially with children - he became a member of the Non-Governmental Organization “Medicins du Monde- Greece” and has participated in humanitarian missions all over the world, among which in Yugoslavia (Belgrade) during the war against NATO, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Algeria, etc.

EDUCATION STUDIES

1987 Lyceum.
1988 BAKALO School of Graphics Desing
1988-90 1988-90 ANODOS & Rainbow Apple Computer School, Computer (Apple), DTP, Digital Image (Photoshop, 3D, Illustrator, Freehand, QuarkXpress…)
1990-92 AKTO School of Photography and Graphics, Photography.
1992 Seminar, Photography Conservation & Filing, by Prof. Akis Xanthakis.
1993 Seminar, Submarine Photography, by Sue Papadakos.
1995 Seminar, Landscape Photography, Hasebland Co.
1995 Seminar, Street Photography, by Prof. Plato Rivelis.
1996 Seminar, Landscape Photography, Hasebland Co.
1999 Seminar, Street Photography, by Nikos Oikonomopoulos MAGNUM.


WORK EXPERIENCE

1989-93 DIORAMA publications, DTP and photography sections.
1993... Freelance Professional Photographer.
1993... AKTO School of Photography and Graphics, Teacher of photography.(Sections of Photography, Graphic Design & Painting majors).
1994-2002 POSIDONIA International Publications, photographer.
1996 Seminar on B/W Photography Techniques, Lamia Cinematography Club, Greece.
1996 Seminar on Photography Techniques, Amorgos, Greece.
1998... The Greek Bank Association Publication Section, Greece.
2001 The Greek Photojournalists’ Union (EFE) member.
2001... Doctors of the World - Greek Delegation, (Medecins du Monde- Grece) Photographer) Member.


PUBLICATIONS


  Photograph publications in Greek newspapers and magazines (Nea, Eleftherotypia, Athens News…).
  Magazine partnerships ( Naftiliaki, Chrima, Oxygen,…).
  Seatrade magazine (UK), photographer- correspondent in Greece.


MISSIONS

1995 First Ecological Symposium “Patmos’ Circle”, Turkey, Greece.
1997 Second Ecological Symposium “Patmos’ Circle”, Black Sea.
1999 Third Ecological Symposium “Patmos’ Circle”, Dounavis River, 1999 Kosovo, Serbia, Yugoslavia.
2001 Turkey-Iran, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2001 Afghanistan, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2002 Fourth Ecological Symposium “Patmos’ Circle”, Adriatic Sea.
2002 Jordan- Iraq, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2002 Israel-Palestine, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2002 Iraq, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2003 Fourth Ecological Symposium “Patmos’ Circle”, Baltic Sea.
2003 Algeria Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2003 Iraq, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2004 Iran, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2005 Iraq, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2005 Banda Ace-Sumatra, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2006 Iraq, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2006 Sumatra (Indonisia), Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.
2006 Sri Lanca, Doctors of the World-Greek Delegation, photographer.

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