Born in 1989 in Athens, Ioanna currently lives and works in Brussels. She is a graduate of Photography and Journalism and a postgraduate of European Urban Cultures. She documents urban decay and lost architectural ruins and she focuses part of her work on memory and territory. She is very much interested in the relationship between her photography practice and ideas relating to aesthetically “mapping” the historical and contemporary context of relations with global and social systems of power.
She is currently a Contributor for Barcroft Media and Caters News Agency providing photography content to major global media such as The Guardian, CNN, The Telegraph, Dailymail, Getty Images and others. In the past, she has also worked as a Travel Writer/Editor for the Culture Trip and Communications Strategist for non-governmental organizations in the fields of human rights, youth, conflict and culture in Belgium and Georgia.
Regarding her photography equipment, she uses digital: Canon EOS 5D, analogue: Zenza Bronica SQ-A, Plaubel Makina 67 and Nikon FM3a depending on the nature of the project.
Graduate Diploma in Photography, Ecole de photographie et de techniques visuelles Agnès Varda, Brussels, Belgium
Master of Arts in European Urban Cultures, Free University of Brussels, Manchester Metropolitan University, Tilburg University, Estonian Academy of Arts
Bachelor in Communication and Mass Media, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Erasmus Exchange Programme, Social Sciences and Culture, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany