Elena Kollatou and Leonidas Toumpanos are a photographic duo working collaboratively on long-term projects. As a duo, they participate in group exhibitions and publish their work in international magazines and websites.
Elena holds a BA(HONS) Degree On Photography and Film from Edinburgh NapierUniversity and Leonidas a Masters on Photojournalism and DocumentaryPhotography from University of Arts in London.
Their practice focuses on investigating energy and society related topics,researching a project in depth before proceeding in making pictures. Together they explore the possibilities of representation and our relationship to reality, approaching subjects with a fluid documentary style, following varied ways of production and process-based interventions with the aim to raise questions to the viewers.
Theyare also organizers of Athens Photo Scratch an event that showcases photographyprojects in progress.
2019 Open Wall Arles, British Journal of Photography, Arles, France
2019 Head On Festival, Paddington, Sydney, Australia
2018 Photohastings Shutter Hub Award, Photo Fringe, Brighton UK
2018 Encontros da Imagem, Self Publish books, Braga, Portugal
2017 Manifesto photo festival, Toulouse, France
2017 Rovinj photo days, Croatia
2016 Brighton Photo Fringe Festival, UK
2016 Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2014 M.I.F.A AWARDS (Moscow International photo awards), Russia
2014 E.S.P.Y Awards, UK
2011 Young Greek photographer, Greece
2011 15th Biennale of young Mediterranean Artists
2020 Fotolimo Festival XS, France/Spain
2020 Helsinki Photo Festival, Finland
2019 Plauteau 034, Zoetrope, Athens, Greece
2019 Athens Photo Festival, Photobook exhibition, Athens, Greece
2019 MOMus-Museum of Photography,Thessaloniki, Greece
2017 Beyond Borders, Lower Gallery, U.A.L, London
2016 Lochgelly Arts Centre Fife, Scotland
2015 China Lishui Photography Festival
2015 Creative Debuts Showcase Ten, Black and White space, London
2014 Greek Film and Photo week Festival, Toronto, Canada
2014 'NAUTILUS' BOZAR NAVIGATING GREECE, Brussels
2013 Solo Exhibition K.E.T Athens, Greece
2013 Lochgelly Arts Centre Fife, Scotland
2012 Photo Space Gallery, Scotland