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BIO

BIO

Photographer, Meropi Mitrou, was born in Greece in 1978. At an early age she had an eye for photography without any prior schooling, having already completed several shootings on her own. However, she felt as though it would be essential to receive a more formal education in the field. With that being said, she attended the Intergraphics College for Photography and the Stereosis Art School for Photography from 2006 to 2009 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Thereafter, she was quick to begin presenting her work and made her first appearance in the industry in 2007 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She gained further experience by participating in video art and director of photography seminars and workshops organised by the French and British Council, as well as workshops hosted by the in famous Swedish photographer, JS Enghstrom.

Since 2007, she has worked as an administrative printer and developer in black and white photography, as well as colour photography. She has also worked as a curator in photography exhibitions and festivals, as a director of photography and executive producer in video arts and film documentaries, in addition she has worked as a freelance photographer in commercial, travel, documentary and contemporary photography.

Throughout her career, Meropi has presented work in numerous exhibitions including, “The Visitor” a photography exhibition at IFSAK gallery in Istanbul, Turkey (2019), “The Visitor” a photography exhibition at the City Palace Museum in Udaipur, India (2018), Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival at Benaki Museum in Greece (2017), Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival at Benaki Museum in Greece (2016), “Crossing Over” an Art Performance at Daiji Footbridge in Udaipur, India (2015), “Memento” a contemporary art photography exhibition at the City Palace Museum in Udaipur, India (2013), “Memento” photography exhibition at Bay Hamam Museum in Thessaloniki, Greece (2013) in association with the General Directorate of Antiquities and Culture Heritage and with the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Athens Photo Festival (2012), and “Peace Is” photography exhibition from the Hellenic National team for UNESCO exhibited in 10 cities across Greece (2011). Additionally, in 2011 she won in the Universal Contest of Photography from the Hellenic National Team for the UNESCO Award of one of the best ten photographers in “color photography.”

One of her biggest dreams was to travel all over the world in order to explore and discover herself in a different ways, and in 2010 she decided to start traveling in Asia. In 2013 she found herself living in India after making several trips there, and she feels that this was one of her most life changing decisions. During the last years she has been experiencing her dream and she has also realized that she should not adhere to any one kind of single faith but should instead respect the diversity of belief, and she continues to find herself up close and personal with moments that have the power to transform the way she views the world.