Alexia Liakounakou

Photographer, Writer, Anthropologist based in Athens, Greece

Alexia is a photographer an anthropologist. Her photographic work is at the intersection of art, documentary and visual ethnography,  without always neatly fitting into any of these categories.  Her studies were in History... read on
       
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Coverage Regions: Africa Europe
Languages Spoken: English, Greek
Alexia is a photographer an anthropologist. Her photographic work is at the intersection of art, documentary and visual ethnography, without always neatly fitting into any of these categories. 

Her studies were in History of Art (SOAS) and later Anthropology (SOAS, UCL). She was awarded her PhD in Social and Medical Anthropology in December 2019. 

In 2007-2008 she worked as a teacher in Sierra Leone, after which she traveled extensively throughout West, Central, and East Africa. These experiences have left a strong imprint on her work. 
She has also worked in journalism and as managing editor of the independent magazine Makeshift

Her photographic work has been featured in Vogue Greece, Makeshift, Huck Magazine, Think Africa Press, Addis Rumble, Rear Curtain, and others.

Exhibitions:

"On Elite Now" Kypseli Agora, Athens, October 2016
“The Nude” Box Gallery, Athens, July 2016
"Black & White, and Color" Hellenic-American Union, Athens, April 2016
"Touch" (Alexia Liakounakou and Dimitris Theodosis), Fokianou 24/7, Athens, March 2016
Santorini Biennale of the Arts, Santorini, August 2012
“Poverty//Hope”, Paintworks Gallery, Bath, February 2012 – group exhibition

For enquiries, please get in touch at alexialiakounakou@gmail.com