Joseph Galanakis was born and raised in Athens. His studies were on computers and photography.
He began photographing at a young age borrowing his mother’s small amateur camera with a 110 cassette, which he still has to this day.
He had been amateurly involved in photography and video travelling until 2008 when he started freelancing for various agencies abroad, photographing the riots in Athens of financial crisis.
These last 5 years he is into war photography covering Iraq and Ukraine. He is passionate with people and the aim of his photography is to bring out their truths, their lives and their concerns.
He is not good in words and that is probably the reason why he prefers to “speak” through his photos.