Born in 1975 in Athens, Greece, Panayiotis Lamprou is a contemporary artist. He studied history and aesthetics of photography at the Photographic Circle, Athens, and research, history and archiving of photography at the Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia in Spilimbergo in Italy.
His photographic approach stems from straight photography and his practice is tightly knit with the pursuit of showing the underlying sensitivities of subject matters whose presence is often obscured by preconceptions. Being fueled by an ‘active inertia’, he confronts complex issues, such authority and the state, mental illness, nudity and social norms with the intention of inviting a mode of broader understanding. Αttracted by Paradox confronting pragmatism and using suggestiveness as one of his main tools to delineate it, his thematic scope covers a wide spectrum focusing on natural human presence and intimate urbanism.
2010 Portrait of my British Wife Second prize winner at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London.
2013-2014 : Essay; NTUA in cooparation with the National Technical University of Athens
2010-2011 : Essay; WEE (Work, Education, Evolution) in cooperation with the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection.
2007-2014 : Art & Science research; ATMITO (A Visual Art Approach to the Squaring of circle) in colaboration with the sculptor Ioannis Georgakakis.
2007 : Essay; OAED in cooperation with the Greek Manpower Employment Organisation.
2007 Multimedia project Franz Kafka “der bau” in cooperation with the composer and musician Socos.
2002- 2005 : Essay; untitled history in collaboration with the Museum Dr.Guislain and the organization De Kreek (for people with mental handicap).
1999-2001 : Essay; Central Market of Athens in colaboration with the Photography Circle and the Benaki Museum.
1999-2000 : Essay; La strada Regina Margherita in colaboration with the Center of research and archival of photography (CRAF).