Pavlos Fysakis
artistic director
Born in Athens in 1969. Co-founder and curator in the art collective Depression Era and the non-profit cultural organisation KOLEKTIV8. He has worked for many years as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines. He teaches photography at FOCUS School of Arts. He has exhibited his work in Athens and abroad, in solo and group exhibitions at the BOZAR , Biennale of Nice, Photobiennale of Thessaloniki, FetArt, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, the Benaki Museum, etc. In 2010, he published the photography book Land Ends, which was awarded the prize for best Greek photography book for 2010.

Maria Maragkou
curator, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete
Maria Marangou is an art critic and curator, in charge of the artistic direction of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, in her hometown Rethymnon. She worked as an art critic in the art column in the Greek daily newspaper Eleftherotypia from 1982 until its final issue of the printed version at 2014. She has organised more than fourty exhibitions in various institutions in Greece and abroad. She was Commissioner of the Greek national participation twice at the Venice Biennale [1995 and 2011] and at the Sao Paolo Biennale [1991]. Her curatorial practice focuses on issues of contemporary art that relate with society such as violence, racism or the refugee crisis. She is a member of the Greek chapter of AICA-The International Association of Art Critics and of the Athens Daily Press Editors Union [ESIEA].

Christina Kalligianni
production manager
Born in Athens in 1971, completed her legal studies at the University of Athens and at UKC and then studied photography in Athens. Since 2002 she has worked as a trainee for Reuters in Athens (in the run up for the 2004 Olympic Games) and as photographer and editor for major newspapers as well as for a variety of other publications (variety and technical). She has translated and edited the Greek editions of two photography books and in the last five years she has undertaken commercial and artistic studio projects.

Marinos Tsagkarakis
Marinos is a Netherlands-based Fine Art photographer and he was born (1984) in Crete, Greece. He studied contemporary photography at STEREOSIS Photography School. He is a member of the collective “Depression Era” that inhabits the urban and social landscape of the economic crisis in Greece. He has been featured in museums, galleries, international festivals and important public art spaces. Part of his work belongs to several private and public collections.

Yorgos Karailias

Born in Athens and has resided in Spain since 2010. He studied Modern History and has dedicated himself professionally to Photography since 2000. He has worked as a photo-editor, project manager and freelance photographer for various cultural institutions, agencies, publishers and journals. Since 2010 he has also been teaching Photography and Visual Arts and has participated in various cultural and educational projects. His work explores new perspectives of social documentary photography and has been exhibited in Greece and Spain and presented at various international festivals (Athens Photo Festival, Cosmos Books Arles, Paris Photo, Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma, MedPhoto Festival). His first photobook “EstrangeR” was published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg in 2015.

Eleni Pagkalia
texts, press
Eleni Pagkalia was born in Athens in 1973. She studied English Literature at the University of Athens. Since 1993 she has been teaching English and translating literature and cultural theory, while working as a journalist as well. Co-founder of the social/political/cultural web-magazine She is involved in contemporary dance through companies and festivals. In 2015 she co-founded dancetheatre company Blossom Threes. Recently, she entered the world of photography participating in the introduction of ALDEBARAN | Contemporary Photography Hub

Dimitris Kechris 
texts, research
Dimitris Kechris was born in Athens in 1986. He graduated from the Physics Department of the Athens University. He attended photography courses at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Within the Cultural Association of the Athens University he has presented seminars on history of photography. His work has been exhibited at: Byzantine Museum, Greek Film Archive, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, History Museum of the Athens University and Float Gallery. He is co-founder of ALDEBARAN | Contemporary Photography Hub and also a member of the editorial board of the social/political/cultural web-magazine

Ioanna Chronopoulou
administrative officer / book collection coordinator
Born in Athens, Greece in 1990. She graduated from Focus School of Art Photography and New technologies in 2013. She continued her photographic studies in the research residency programs of the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles in France. She currently works as a photo editor in K magazine of Kathimerini Newspaper.

Ioannis Markakis
graphic designer
Born in Athens in 1988. He studied design at the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean. Since 2012 he works as a freelance designer and art director in many projects. Having a multidisciplinary approach, he collaborates with studios and individuals for unique results. He participates in exhibitions and conferences about design and its wide range of applications.

Vaggelis Tatsis
technical manager
Born in Athens in 1986. From 2009 until 2012 he studied photography at the 18+ Photography Team. In 2012 he graduated from the FOCUS School of Arts. He is a member of the art collective Depression Era and his has exposed his work in exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Currently he is working as a freelance photographer for magazines and newspapers.

Giorgos Gavrilakis
web coordinator
He studied photography at the FOCUS School of Arts; he graduated in 2012 and he is a freelancer photographer. He has been working as a journalist from 2004 until 2012. From January until November 2013 he has been employed as a photographer, photo editor and journalist by Epsilon Magazine of Eleftherotypia newspaper.

Olga Gortsa
web content, social media manager and video editor
Born and based in Athens, Greece. She studied photography at the FOCUS School of Arts. She has been working as a cultural editor from 2001 until 2006. From July 2007 until December 2014 she has been employed as an advertising administrator and web content manager. She currently works as a freelance photographer.


Evita Lykou
copy-editting and translation
Evita Lykou holds a PhD from the Department of English and Related Literature, University of York. Her thesis, “Autobiographies: Psychoanalysis and the Graphic Novel”, is focusing on the procedure of the construction of social and personal identity, through the usage of comics as a medium, in psychoanalytic terms. She has acquired a Master of Arts Degree on Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, from the University of York, and is a graduate of the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University. She has been actively involved with drama and theatre since 2006, through the Drama Centre of Panteion University, participating in performances, workshops and seminars.