About Us

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. 


2022 Decade of Change, British Journal of Photography, Belfast photo festival

2021 Open Wall Arles, British Journal of Photography, Arles, France

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


2022 Photo Fringe Festival, part of Collective 22, Brighton, UK

2022 InCadaques photo festival, part of Decade of Change, British Journal of Photography, Cadaques, Spain

2022 Manifesto photo festival, Toulouse, France

2022 Format Festival, Part of group exhibition East meets West, Derby, UK

2021 Edition 365, British Journal of Photography, New art city Gallery

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


2013 Solo Exhibition K.E.T Athens, Greece

2013 Lochgelly Arts Centre Fife, Scotland

2012 Photo Space Gallery, Scotland

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