George Georgiou

London, United Kingdom

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Biography

British, 1961

George received a BA Honours in Photography, Film and Video Arts from the Polytechnic pf Central London (now the University of Westminster) in 1987 and joined Panos Pictures in 1999.

Over the last decade George has photographed extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey, where his work focused on identity and people caught between communities, cultures and ideologies. Preferring to concentrate on long term projects, George spent time living and working in Serbia, Greece and Turkey.

"When you first arrive in a place, you are so informed by images you have already seen that it is a burden you have to lose," says George when explaining his approach to photography and the time it takes to understand a country and its people.

Faultlines: Turkey East West, his exploration of a country poised geographically and symbolically between Europe and Asia, was published in 2010 and parts of this project were included in the prestigious 'New Photography 2011' exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

His book Last Stop was photographed across London and self-published in 2015.

His work is collected by several institutions and private collectors including the Museum of Modern Art and the Elton John collection.

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Over the course of five trips to the US, George Georgiou photographed 26 parades while covering 13,000 miles across the country.


On a summer journey along the western seaboard of the Black Sea, George Georgiou discovers fading socialist glory being repopulated by a growing local middle class.


After returning to their homes following the war, the ethnic Albanian villagers of Studenica still faced a long process of rebuilding and recovery.


Travelling by bus, trolleybus, tram and train, George Georgiou takes us on a journey around the outer limits of urban Ukraine.


The people of the small Greek town of Galaxidi mark the beginning of Lent with a flour-throwing festival, a tradition that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century.


Georgia’s ‘Rose Revolution’ brought the promise of a democratic future.


A journey through a country poised geographically and symbolically between Europe and Asia.


Exploring the topography and migrations of London from the vantage point of a bus.


Street portraits of the young people who will define the future of Turkey.


Leicester, a medium-sized post-industrial conurbation in northern England, will become Britain’s first ethnic majority city in 2011~~Immigration is a divisive topic in Europe – and Britain is no different.


A nation emerges from the shadow of its dictator.


At the end of the Kosovo conflict, the town of Kukes took in 500,000 refugees, and became the first town to be nominated for the Nobel Peace prize.


Ethnic Albanian refugees return to Kosovo.