"I have a dream" - Photometria Awards 2019

Subject: I have a dream

Competition "I have a dream" 2019

NEWS/ The 3 photographers selected in the portfolio reviews that took place in Ioannina

In an effort to widen its collaboration with photography festivals, and ultimately aiming to launch and promote greek photographers abroad, Photometria festival is happy to announce the 3 photographers selected in the portfolio reviews that took place in Ioannina, who will be presenting their work in festivals abroad. Specifically, Tania Castro selected Christos Sotiropoulos to exhibit in the next edition of Photon festival in Valencia, Szilvia Mucsy selected Vassilis Zaverdas to exhibit in Budapest Photo Festival 2018 and Jacques Sierpinski selected Constantinos Chatzis to present (screening) his work in Manifesto Festival, Toulouse. The collaboration of the three festivals is implemented under the auspices of the PHEN photographic festival network.


Christos Sotiropoulos


Born in Egion (Achaia, Greece) in 1980. Since 1998 he lives in Patras. He started photographing in 2000.
Group Exhibitions
 Participation in the exhibition "Parallel Voices" in Ioannina, organized by Photometria Festival.
 Participation in the exhibition "Young Greek Photographers" in Athens, organized by the Athens Photo Festival.
 Participation in the exhibition "Greece Today" in Frankfurt, organized by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.
Participation in the PhB08 through European Central Bank?s exhibition Greece Today.
Exhibition catalog: "International photographic meetings in Patras", Ed.Tachytypo, Patras: 2002

 Photographic catalog of the exhibition Greece Today.

? Exhibition catalog: ?International photographic meetings in Patras?, Ed.Tachytypo, Patras: 2002
? Photographic catalog of the exhibition ?Greece Today?.



Vassilis Zaverdas


He was born in Patras, Greece in 1967. In 1990 he graduated the Faculty of Philosophy from the University of Ioannina. Nowadays, he works as a teacher in Secondary Education. He has committed two personal exhibitions and he has taken part in several group photography exhibitions. He is a member of the Photography Circle.

Constantinos Chatzis


He was born in Thessaloniki in 1986. He spent his school years in Preveza and he studied physics at the University of Ioannina with fellowship.
He has always been captivated by the light and my substantial involvement with photography started when he won a nationwide photo contest, during my student years.
In September 2015 he finished studying photography at I.IEK ESP under a scholarship.
He has followed many photographic seminars and workshops with prominent Greek and foreign photographers, which helped him expand his vision and produce his current body of work.
His personal artistic work mainly focuses on experiential oblivion, memory and history, trying to explore the urban and suburban environment.


2014-15 E-learning studies on photography, E.S.P Technical School of Arts, Thessaloniki

2003-09 BA, Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece

Seminars of artistic photography, Ka.Drw, Filippiada


2016 Hellenic Photographic Company, National Photo Competition (3 prizes)
2016 Athens Photo Festival, Photobook Exhibition, Benaki Museum, Athens (Selection of my self-published book)
2015 Photometria International Photography Festival, selection of my portfolio for Parallel Voices exhibition in Ioannina, Greece
2014 National Photography Prize in the theme: "Moments in Light"
2014 Ι.Ι.Ε.Κ. ESP Technical School of Arts, Thessaloniki (Scholarship)
2008 Kodak 1st Prize in National Photo Competition
2003 State Scholarships Foundation/IKY (BA studies, Physics)
1998 Hellenic Mathematics Association (Finalist)


2017 Oikothen", organized by the photographic team of Ka.Drw, Cultural Center of Filippiada
2016 "Facing the Street - Digital Storytelling in Youth Work with Vulnerable Groups", Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana
2016 1st Photography and Video Festival, St. Adreas Castle, Preveza
2016 "Personal Narratives", organized by the photographic team of Ka.Drw, Filippiada
2016 Enteyxis, Cultural Center of Ioannina, Ioannina
2015 Participation in the annual exhibition of the E.S.P Technical School of Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece
2015 Participation in Parallel Voices, selected work of 9 photographers, Giant construction company, Ioannina, Greece
2014 Participation in the Greek exhibition of the project ?Frames of European Common Life?, Ioannina, Greece
2013 Participation in exhibition project «I MAKE» Community Initiative INTERREG GREECE - ITALY 2007-2013?, Puglia-Italy, Preveza-Greece
2009 -2017 Participation in the annual exhibition of Hellenic Photographic Company, Preveza