Panayotis Papadimitropoulos was born in Thessaloniki where he obtained his first degree as a civil engineer in 1982. Then he moved to Paris where he lived until 2006. He studied fine arts and photography at the École d’arts décoratifs and at the Université Paris 8, where he obtained his doctoral thesis. He worked as a freelance photographer for advertising and communication agencies as well as for the Wostok photojournalism agency. He was a correspondent photographer in France for the magazines Ena, Flash and collaborated with magazines Ιδέες και Λύσεις (Home, Ideas and Solutions) and Deco Figaro.
Since 2006 he works as a Photography Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina, Greece. In 2010 his book Le sujet photographique was published in France by L’Harmattan, in 2013 Journal Parisien by Thermaikos (Greece), in 2014 Le sujet photographique et sa remise en question (Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Frank, William Klein, Raymond Depardon) by Presses Académiques Francophones (France), in 2016 Metaphotographs by University Studio Press (Greece), and in 2020 Raymond Depardon et la philosophie, by L’Harmattan (France).