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NIKI TYPALDOU (Greece, Athens 1945-2009 / act: Athens)

Niki Typaldou Niki Typaldou was born on 6 December 1945 in Athens and was raised there. She graduated from the Photography School of the Athenian Artistic and Technological Group - AKTO in 1970 and immediately began to work as a photographer. Between 1972 and 1974 she lived and worked in London, where she met Don Mc Allen, the famous photographer of 'Times' who taught her the value of the photographic image. While in London she collaborated with 'Epikera' magazine as travelling correspondent. In 1975 she joined the staff of the Photography Department of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation - ERT, and held the position until 1988. During this period s he travelled to Greece and abroad, covering stories both as a journalist and photographer. To date, Typaldou has travelled to 55 countries, from the Far East, India and China, to the countries of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and the United States. From 1976 to 1985 she collaborated with 'Gyneka' magazine. Subsequently she collaborated with 'Ena' and 'Tahidromos' magazines. From 1991 to 1998 she worked for 'Kathimerini' and 'Eleftherotypia' newspapers. In 2004 she retired from work at 'Radiotileorasi' magazine.

Niki Typaldou was a gentle, sensitive and talented photographer, dear to her colleagues and memorable to those who knew and worked with her. The European Union of Photographers awarded her twice for her entire work and she had published three photographic albums. During her life, she has had the luck of personally meeting and photographing some of the greatest personalities of our times. Niki Typaldou passed away on 20 May 2009, aged 64, after a long illness with cancer.

[Megakles 05/2009]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
STEFANIDIS, MANOS Nike Typaldou: Hellas for Ever 2001 Cactus Editions, Athens
KOUMANTAREAS, MENIS & THEODORAKIS, MIKIS Portraits by Niki Typaldou 2004 Militos Editions, Athens

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