Michalis Patsouras lives in Athens and he is a professional photographer. Before he got professionally involved in photography he worked for 10 years as a civil servant at the Greek Ministry of Commerce, while at the same time he studied photography and video art at the schools Focus and the Greek Leica Academy. In 2000 he resigned in order to dedicate himself professionally to photography. In 2001 he was hired as a chief photographer of the magazines of a large publishing group. In 2005 he started working with advertising agencies. All these years he has also been involved in travel reporting. Since 2009 he has been working as a freelance photographer, mainly on long-term anthropocentric projects, focusing on contemporary social issues. The way he likes to work is experientially. From 2017 to 2021 he worked as a photography teacher for the Greek Leica Academy. He is a member of the Hellenic Photojournalist Association and FIVOS (collective organization for the protection of copyright in Greece).