Konstantinos Tsakalidis


Konstantinos Tsakalidis (1986) is a freelance photojournalist based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

He graduated from the Department of Informatics of Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki and from the Photographic Center Stereosis.

Since 2013, Tsakalidis has documented issues related to the Greek crisis, including the 2015 Greek bailout referendum. In 2015-2016, he documented the route of thousands of refugees from the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea to central Europe through the Balkan countries, as well as their life in the improvised camp of Idomeni at the Greek – North Macedonia borders. In August 2021, he was assigned by Bloomberg News to cover the wildfires in Athens and Evia island.

Tsakalidis is currently a co-founder member of the collective Greek photo agency SOOC Images and is a contributor for Bloomberg News in Northern Greece, covering social and political issues with a focus on Greece, Eastern Europe and Turkey.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest winner

Konstantinos Tsakalidis on Social Media:
Instagram: @tsakalidis_k

Konstantinos Tsakalidis

Portrait credit: Angelos Zymaras / Stereosis