Tzortzinis named 2015 wire photographer of the year

Photographer Angelos Tzortzinis, who works for AFP, was named Time magazines Wire Photographer of the year 2015 for his snapshots recording refugee crisis in Greece and the economic crisis of the country. The twenty-seven year old photographer from Greece was honored for his heartfelt work recording his country’s reaction to two unprecedented crises.

This is the 4th time since the year 2010 that an AFP photographer has been honored with the title. Tzortzinis starts his career as an independent photographer and then in 2007 he joined AFP as a stringer. In the past, he has also worked for publications like New York Times. His snapshots have also been published in Newsweek, Time as well as several other publications.

Along with his work in Greece, Tzortzinis has also covered news in many nations in Ukraine as well as the Middle East. His work has been showcased at the Visa Pour l’Image festivals in France in 2012 and 2013 as well as the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Germany.

His recent photography had been the center of different crises facing his own country, from street violence to mass migrants’ arrivals. His photography also deals with sport, politics as well as Greek people’s daily life.

Speaking to the Employee benefit scheme Manchester, he said that he is more focused on Greece as he is a part of it. He is not just a visitor there. He lives inside the problem and he feels it daily. He is really very confused and troubled by the whole thing. Therefore, he try to look at answers to the questions he has through his photos.

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