Stylianos Papardelas was born in Larisa and grew up in Heraklion Crete. He started taking photographs in 2006 when he bought his first dslr camera and started taking lessons at the hellenic photographic society of Crete. Soon he realized, if he wanted to become better, he would have to listen and learn from a variety of people about photography. In February of 2007 he joined the photographic society of university of Crete (F.O.P.K). He likes to think that photography is his excuse to travel around the world.
In Ireland he works for the not-for-profit organization Barretstown as a photographer, but also as a moderator in life enhancing projects for seriously ill children. Co-founder of the digital media project The World of Ronah, Stylianos creates short documentary films and podcasts on travelling and street photography.
Stylianos was working around Asia photographing for IRIN news, the award-winning humanitarian news service of the United Nations.
In 2013 After a short business trip to London and Paris he went to morocco for a short period of time to try and explore a culture that’s affected drastically from Europe and the fighting between the tradition and the new European lifestyle.(like Greece). Stylianos wanted to see the difference that religion makes in that matter as well with the Moroccan being Muslims.
In the start of the summer he came back to Greece willing to “comment” on the situation of my country. With his partner in “crime” Fragkiska megaloudi they worked on issues like “crossing into the unknown: the plight of Migrants in the fields of Greece” , ” poverty in everyday life” and ” the middle class situation in crises”, projects that got published in numerous media such as The Press project, Eleytherotypia, The spiegel.
In October 2013 Stylianos got honoured from the Greek president of the democracy for his work.
Now days he is staying back home working on his first personal exhibition among other personal projects.
In his future plans he is looking into crossing all Africa from North to South and Visiting central America.