Κωνσταντίνος ΙωαννίδηςΓιάννης Κουκουλάς
Kostas Ioannidis is Associate Professor of Theory and Criticism at the Athens School of Fine Arts. His essays have appeared in numerous scholarly volumes and journals. His publications include the books Contemporary Greek Photography (Σύγχρονη Ελληνική Φωτογραφία, futura & Thessaloniki Museum of Phtography, 2008) and Three at Sea (Τρεις εν Πλω, MIET, 2018) a book he co-authored with Emmanouela Kantzia. More recently he published the book An “exquisitely hybrid art”: poetics of photography in the late 19th and early 20th century (Μια “Υπερόχως Νόθος Τέχνη”: Ποιητικές της Φωτογραφίας. Τέλη 19ού αρχές 20ού αιώνα, futura, 2019) with which he was awarded the State Award for Essay and Criticism (2020). Over the past three years he has been conducting research on a body of photographs of almost 2,000 Muslim prisoners held in the Smyrna Central Prison (1919-1922), a research he will continue as a Fellow of the Clark Art Institute (USA) during the summer 2022. From 2016 to 2018 he was the scientific coordinator of asfaphotocourses (Continuing education programme in Photography at the Athens School of Fine Arts).
Kostas is a founding member of The Provinces, a platform that collects and promotes photographic projects that deal with the Greek periphery.www.the-provinces.com
He is also co-founder of Indexical Photography and Theory Hub. www.indexical.gr