Yorgos Karailias born in Athens in 1972 and has resided in Spain since 2010. He studied Modern History and has dedicated himself professionally to photography since 2000. He has worked as a photo-editor and freelance photographer for various agencies, publishers and journals. Since 2010 he’s also teaching Photography and Visual Arts and has participated in various cultural and educational projects.
His work explores new perspectives of social documentary photography and has been exhibited in Greece and Spain and presented at various international festivals (Athens Photo Festival, Cosmos Books Arles, Paris Photo, Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma, MedPhoto Festival). In 2010 he was awarded the second prize Cedefop Photomuseum Award in Thessaloniki Photobienale.
His first photobook EstrangeR was published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg in 2015.