Belarus: A Fleeting Glimpse

PhotographerGiorgos Doganis
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryKalamata, Greece
Photo Date08/2009
Technical InfoDigital RAW files
Entry Description

"Belarus: A Fleeting Glimpse" is a photo essay documenting life in contemporary Belarus, the so-called "last dictatorship in Europe".

About Photographer

Giorgos Doganis was born in Athens in 1983 and raised in Kalamata, a small city in southern Greece. He graduated from high school in 2001 with an excellency and went on to study at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Patras. Photography only came in his late teens, when he attended some introductory lessons held by the students’ cultural collective of the University of Patras. Since then, he has been studying every aspect of the art of photography, from its history and technique to its pioneers and contemporary artists. More importantly, he has himself been exploring the grounds of photography and its ability to transform reality in a timeless manner. He has studies in documentary photography under the collaboration and guidance of photographer Viktor Kolar at the Department of Photography, Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Prague. Apart from street and documentary photography which are his main interest and pursue, he has also been a photographer for film directors, theatrical plays, musicians and performing artists. Moreover, he has contributed his work to several group exhibitions in Greece and abroad as well as photo websites. Last but not least, he had his first solo exhibition in Patras, Greece in February 2009. He is now 26.