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CHRISTOFOROS DOULGERIS (Greece, Serres b. 1975 / act: Athens)

Christoforos Doulgeris Christoforos Doulgeris was born on 13 February 1975 in Serres, Northern Greece. In 1988 he emigrated to Essen of West Germany, and graduated from the Greek lyceum of Düsseldorf. His first encounter with artistic photography began through his regular visits to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Düsseldorf. In 1992 he returned to Greece to study at the Sociology department, School of Philosophy, University of Crete, Rhethymno. During his student years he initiated the 'Photographic Group of Students of Rhethymno' and taught his fellow students the theory and technique of photography. In the period 1994-1998 he founded the 'Photographic Group of Anogia', which organized personal and group exhibitions, while he presented his views on photography in programs of local radio 'Team FM, Radio 1' and the National Radio of Chania. The University of Crete appointed Christoforos Doulgeris to lead a research on the subject of the repatriation of Greeks from the ex Soviet Union, by photographing families living in container-homes installed in portable villages in Alexandroupolis. On the same year he enrolled in the Photography department of the Technological Educational Institute - TEI of Athens, but he soon left Greece for England. Having failed the examinations of the National Scholarship Foundation - IKY, despite his position for a Masterd Degree at Westminster University, he made on his own his way in London offering himself studies in Photography at Camberwell College of Arts (1999-2000) and work in the field of photography. He returned to Athens in 2003.

Christoforos Doulgeris presented the following personal exhibitions: Friends Portraits, Fifth Age Café, Chania, Crete (1996); and Lookout e-Light: Projection of Photographs by Christoforos Doulgeris on the Building of the Research Institute, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens. He also took part in the following group exhibitions: Portraits, Dimito Gallery, Metropolis Club, Rhethymno, Crete (1994); The Garden, Morfes Gallery, Roloi Café, Rhethymno (1995); Urban Landscape, Metropolis Club, Rhethymno (1996); Catch the Light, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens (2004); Marathon, Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (2006).

Christoforos Doulgeris currently lives and works in Athens. In 2006 he had his son, Efthymis.

[Megakles Rogakos 02/2008]

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