{"id":"38","title":"Yannis Kontos","description":"Yannis Kontos was born in Ioannina, Greece in 1971, a freelance professional photojournalist; Yannis was first associated with the French international agencies Sygma (1998-2000) and Gamma (2001-2002) and has been affiliated with the American agency Polaris Images from its inception. Specialising in longer assignments, Yannis has covered many parts of the world, from Palestine, Israel, West Sahara and Sierra Leone, and from North Korea, Indonesia, Iran and Colombia. He has documented the recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, the political change in the former Yugoslavia and the recent crisis in South Lebanon, the anti-globalization demonstrations in Genoa, the conflicts over the disputed territory of Kashmir on the India-Pakistan border, the Olympic Games of Athens, the problem of immigrants on the US-Mexican borders, the terrorist attacks in London in July 2005 and the life of the Maoist guerrillas in Nepal.\r\n
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His photographs, texts and interviews have been widely published in the leading international press publications.\r\n
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