Makis Makris is a photographer and visual artist based in Kavala, Greece.
He studied “Greek Civilization and Culture” alongside Graphic Arts on “Interior Decoration”.
He endeavor to explore new ways of experimentation in photography art, using mostly web based images by shifting the context around them, and reframe their meaning in a process of transforming, thus forming a new visual identity.
On December 2020 his work has been selected to take part in PEP’s Photographic Exploration Project group exhibition «NEW TALENTS 2020 in Berlin.
In 2022 his work has been selected as one of a winner of the Exhibition Prize of the Passepartout Photo Prize 4th Editions, that has been held in Rome.
He has taken part in various group exhibitions as often in Greece as abroad and his photographic works have been displayed in both international and Greek online platforms and magazines.
In November 2019 took place my personal photo exhibition at SPACE PLACE Gallery in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
-Bachelor Degree in Studies in «Greek Civilization and Culture», Hellenic Open University"
-Graphic Arts on “Interior Decoration”
-One-year Course in Photography, Photoclub of Kavala
-One of the winner of the Exhibition Prize, of the Passepartout Photo Prize 2022, Rome, Italy
-CTypeMag Special Mention of the Open Call "Survival", Bangkok
-Portfolio Contest Parallel Voices 2021/ Photometria International Photography Festival, Ioannina, Greece
-PEP’s Photographic Exploration Project, «NEW TALENTS 2020» Berlin, Germany
-Honorable Mention in the "Street Photography" category at Siena International Photo Awards 2020, Italy
-Photometria Awards / International Photography Festival 2019 «I have a Dream», Ioannina, Greece
-Finalist of the Miami Street Photography Festival 2018, USA
-Finalist at Exibart Street, 2018 - Street Photography Contest, Italy
-Life Framer, “Street Life” Editors’ Pick, 2018
2022 - Passepartout Photo Price 2022 Annual Exhibition, Rome, Italy
2021 - Parallel Voices 2021/ Photometria International Photography Festival exhibition, Ioannina, Greece
2021 - CTypeMag Gallery exhibition "Survival", Bangkok
2021 - PEP's Photographic Exploration Project "Obsessions" exhibition, Tête gallery, Berlin
2021 - "Mojo Exhibition", Charta Festival, Rome, Italy
2021 - Driphf-Drama International Photo Festival, Drama, Greece
2020 - Photographic Exploration Project exhibition «NEW TALENTS 2020», B-Part Exhibition Gallery, Berlin
2020 - International Photo Awards 2021, Siena, Italy
2020 - International group exhibition "ISOLATION. LIVING ONESELF", LoosenArt Mag/Gellery, Rome, Italy
2019 - Solo photo exhibition at Space Place Gallery, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
2019 - Xposure International Photography Festival, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2019 - Photometria Awards | International Photography Festival, Ioannina, Greece
2019 - Street Photo Milano/ International Street Photography Festival, Milan, Italy
2018 - Photoclubkavala group exhibition, Municipal Tobacco Warehouse, Kavala, Greece
2018 - Miami Street Photography Festival, Miami, USA
2018 - MoPP- Months of photography Paphos, THE WALL 2018 open air exhibition, Paphos, Cyprus
2018 - Photo Synthesis, group exhibition Bulb Collective, Sofia, Bulgaria
2017- London Photo Festival, The Retro Wall, London, England
2014 - Photoclubkavala group exhibition, Municipal Tobacco Warehouse, Kavala, Greece
Features/ Magazines/ Interviews
-Fisheye Magazine, Interview- Presentation "Odysseus' Clepsydra" series
-Top 200 PhMuseum's projects of 2021, "Odysseus' Clepsydra" series
-Phases Magazine, "Odysseus' Clepsydra" series
-Sarab Collective Magazine, "Odysseus' Clepsydra" series
-EXP. 21-International Festival on Experimental Photography, Chimera
-Aeonian Magazine, The issue No.2
-Passepartout Photo Prize 4th Editions Annual Catalogue, 2022
-Fotonica's first artist book "I.D." 1st edition 2022
-PEP’s Photographic Exploration Project, Catalogue- «NEW TALENTS 2020»
-PEP's Photographic Exploration Project, Catalogue-"Obsessions"
-Siena International Photo Awards 2020, "Beyond the Lens" printed edition
-Eyeshot Magazine,"The Mirror" Printed-Paper edition
-Luminous Eye Zine, printed edition