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DIMOSTHENIS GALLIS (Greece, Athens b. 1967 / act: Athens)

Dimosthenis Gallis Dimosthenis Gallis was born on 13 August 1967 in Athens, Greece. He graduated in International Business and European Affairs from Deree College in 2006. In the past he had been creating drawings, sketches, wooden and paper constructions, when in the mid 1980s he stumbled on a used, fully manual Zenith camera and - as he put it - "it was love at first sight". A self-tought photographer, he studied and served this discipline since. He prepared by experimenting, reading technical books and studying the Masters for over two years. However, his love for photography became a genuine passion when he set up his first digital studio equipped with a personal computer, a film scanner and a professional printer. He even upgraded his old Zenith equipment to a Dynax 7 film camera with a full range of Minolta lenses, which he still uses. Even though he works digitally, he adheres to traditional darkroom practices, such as dodging; burning; solarization; cropping etc.

Dimosthenis Gallis presented the following personal exhibitions: 150 Years of the Skete of Saint Andrew, Institute Français, Thessaloniki (1999); Time - Nature - Man, Eos Art Gallery, Athens (2009). He also took part in the following group exhibitions: International Biennale of New Artists, Malta (2001); and Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time, ACG Art Gallery, The American College of Greece, Athens (2008). A wide range of his photographs are displayed at digital galleries, like Pixiport, Project 30, Flickr and through his personal website [www.tranquilight.com].

Dimosthenis Gallis continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 08/2007]

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