Petros Giannakouris is an award-winning Greek photojournalist. He is an Associated Press staff photographer based in Athens. For several years he has been documenting his county’s financial crisis, and among others, the refugee flow into Europe
Petros was born in 1974 and obtained a degree in photography from the College of Applied Photography in Athens.
He has worked since 1995 for several newspapers and local news agencies, before joining the Associated Press.
Protesters during riots in Athens.
He has documented an array of major stories in Greece, as well as international assignments including stories in Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Albania, Turkey, and Brazil, as well as the war in Iraq (2007-2009), and the aftermath of the Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon in 2006. He has also covered major international sporting events including Olympic games.
Giannakouris work has received numerous international awards, including:
The PX3 Prix De La Photographie in 2011, the APME News Photos Award in 2012, the China International Photo Contest on 2013, the Picture of the Year on 2015, and on 2016 the NPPA Best of Photojournalism, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and the National Press Photographers Association Awards.