Photo by George Vardakis

Photo by George Vardakis



Panos Charalampidis and Mary Chairetaki are a Greek photographic duo, living in Crete. They met in 2008, due to their mutual interest in photography. Mary was born in Heraklion, Crete. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Patras and her MA degree in visual perception at Graphic Arts and Multimedia. She has been practicing painting since childhood and has always been fascinated by the ability of photography to combine realistic power and pictorial virtues. Panos was born in Mytilene, Lesvos. He studied physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a PhD in environmental engineering. He is intrigued by the potential of the medium to act as a research tool probing into problems, where traditional science seems to fail.

They investigate the world together, while evolving a common photographic vision. Their artistic work combines a strong personal perspective with that of documentary and conceptual-fictional practices. They like to be committed to long-term projects, immersing into their subject matter. They practice photography in order to understand. This procedure simultaneously serves -in parallel- their artistic expression.

  • Panos Charalampidis:

2008 # PhD in Environmental Engineering, Department of Environment, University of the Aegean.

2000 # B.Sc. in School of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Mary Chairetaki:

2009 # M.A. in Graphic Arts - Multimedia, School of Applied Arts, Hellenic Open University

2002 # B.Sc. in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic School of the University of Patras

  • Exhibitions:

2018 # Group exhibition, selected artists after the international open call "Links", San José Foto 2018, Dates and curatorial info TBA

2017-11 # Group exhibition, "Crete: Stories from the Edge", Medphoto Festival 2017-18, curated by Marinos Tsagkarakis, EFEK, Heraklion

2016-11 # Solo exhibition, "Second Chance", curated by E. Mouzakiti and L. Papanikolatos, Monitor Fest, Cultural and Conference Centre of Heraklion, Heraklion

2015-6 # Solo exhibition, "Second Chance", Athens Photo Festival 2015 curated by E. Mouzakiti and L. Papanikolatos, Fouar Gallery

2014-8 # Solo exhibition, "Plateau" Cultural Community Centre of st. Konstantinos , Lasithi Plateau

2014-4 # Solo exhibition, "Conceptions", EFE, Mytilini

  • Publications / others:

2018-3 # "Cornucopia" featured in New Landscape Photography

2018-2 # "Cornucopia" in the final 50 list of Guernsey Photography Festival international photography competition

2017-12 # "Inherently Unpredictable and Reassuringly Expectable" during “ANTHROPOCENIC MINDSCAPES” projection, Angkor Photo Festival &  Workshops 2017. Video curated by Anshika Warma

2017-11 # A photograph from project "cornucopia" was featured during November Der Greif Guest Room online exhibition curated by Susan Bright

2017-11 # "cornucopia" was among the top 100 submissions shortlisted for the final round of reviews of the 2017 Tokyo International Photography Competition

2017-10 # "Inherently Unpredictable and Reassuringly Expectable" nominee, PHOTOGRVPHY GRANT

2017-4 # "second chance" featured on Phosmag

2017-3 # "cornucopia" featured on Ignant

2017-3 # "Inherently Unpredictable and Reassuringly Expectable" shortlisted candidate, Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018

2017-2 # "cornucopia" featured in Phosmag

2017-1 # “plateau” featured on Graphicart-News

2016-10 # “second chance” book featured in Self Publish Be Happy

2016-7 # "cornucopia" featured on Fraction magazine

2016-6 # "second chance" book, APhF:16 Photobook Exhibition, Benaki Museum, Athens

2016-4 # Self Publication of "second chance" book

2016-2 # Featured on Whitelight Rooms

2015-12 # "Second Chance" featured on GUP MAGAZINE

2015-6 # Catalogue of Month of European Photography, Athens, ISBN: 9786185183004

2012 # Panoptikon 13×13 project catalog, ART/IF/ACT, Greece

2011-6 # "Monitor" magazine, coverpage, issue 031, Greece


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Telephone numbers: +30 6974046304 / +30 6978175044