Yannis Kolesidis is a photojournalist based in Athens. He worked for Reuters from 2004 to 2013.
Currently, he is working for the Athens News Agency (ANA) and the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA). His photographs have been published in international newspapers and magazines such as New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Guardian, Time, Stern, Paris Match etc.
He spent two months in 2008 in Niger, Zambia and India, travelling on assignment for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and in 2009 his photographs were presented in a major exhibition in Athens.
He has won several awards including:
2nd prize single “People in the News”, World Press Photo 2009
1st place “General News”, Pictures of the Year International (POYi) 2012
3rd place “Natural Disaster”, Picture of the Year International (POYi) 2014
Canon Editor’s choice contest 2017
Award of Excellence “Portrait”, Pictures of the Year International (POYi) 2004