Bio

Stylianos Papardelas

Born in Larisa and grew up in Crete. Started photography in 2006 when he joined the photographic society of the University of Crete. Since 2009, he has traveled to more than 40 countries around the globe, working at his personal project “In touch”. In 2014, he was awarded by the president of Greece for his work and gave his first TEDx talk called “Surpassing comfort zone”. In 2014, he started a project called “Out of touch”.

Co-Founded (2015) the cultural and creative hub “Comeet Creative Space” in his home town. Organised and hosted over 250 events including music festivals, art and photography workshops, charity events, theatre plays, conferences, photography exhibitions, and events to promote science.

Produced (2016) documentary on the life of migrants, “Eternal Present”, which debuted on the Greek National Television company.

Published (2017) photographic work in David Gibson’s book “100 great street photographs”.

Published (2010-present) photographs in a variety of international news outlets, including Al Jazeera, VICE, Huffington Post, NPR, Spiegel, IRIN, Vice, National Geographic, The Press Project, Kathimerini, and To Vima. Moreover, he worked with several travel magazines such as award-winning Aegean Blue, Gastronomos, Taxidia, and Greece IS. He also collaborated with a number of international organisations and NGOs on numerous exhibitions and workshops around the world, including ICRC, United Nations, and Barrestown. 

Exhibited (2011-present) personal projects around the world, including Between them, the head-quarters of the United Nations and the Greek Parliament.

Published (2019) his first solo collection, “Duality”. The book premiered in a gala presentation in the Museum of Natural History, Heraklion, Greece.

Assistant director and casting director (20210 for ERT (Greek National Television), BBC, NETFLIX and the German National Television.

Produced and directed (2022) interactive documentary “The Life Beyond” for the International Committee of the Red Cross, which will premiere (Fall 2022) at the Museum of the Red Cross in Geneva.

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