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Stefania Orfanidou, born in 1989, is an architect and a photographer currently living and working in Athens, Greece. She has studied contemporary photography at STEREOSIS School of Photography in Thessaloniki, Greece, and has attended various workshops and seminars with renowned photographers. Since 2014 she has focused on personal projects regarding the perception of intimacy, the state of human absence and loneliness. Between 2015 and 2016 she documented the post-seismic situation in the city of L’Aquila in Italy. Currently, she has been researching the concept of the “Inert Substance”, about the suspended condition that is generated by the interaction between human and physical intervention. She had her first solo exhibition in L’Aquila, Italy, in May 2016 with her first completed project “Jaguar Sun”. She has been published by various magazines and webzines, such as Kaltblut, Phroom, 001-Zerozerouno, C41 Magazine, Positive Magazine, Kiosk der Demokratie, Foto Room. Recently she has been featured in Young Greek Photographers and the Main Program of Athens Photo Festival 2017. From November 2017 till March 2018 she will participate in the Medphoto Festival in Crete, Greece.