Yannis Kontos is an Award-winning Documentary Photographer with over 25 years of Professional Experience in Storytelling, Creative and Media Industries and an Assistant Professor at United Arab Emirates University specializing in Visual Arts – Media & Communications. He holds a PhD degree in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales (UK) and a Master of Arts degree in Photographic Journalism from the University of Westminster (UK).
As a Photojournalist, he has covered wars, conflicts, and major events for international news organizations in more than 50 countries. His Editorial work has been recognized by 20 respected awards including first prize in the World Press Photo Competition. His work has been published in the world’s most well-known publications and has been shown at exhibitions internationally while he is represented by the American agency Polaris Images.