Yannis Kolesidis is a photojournalist based in Athens. He worked for Reuters from 2004 till 2013. Now he is working for the Athens News Agency and the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA). His photographs have been published in international newspapers and magazines such us New York Times and International Herald Tribune, Guardian, Time magazine, Stern, Paris Match etc. He spent two months in 2008 in Niger, Zambia and India, travelling on assignment for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and in 2009 his photographs were presented in a big exhibition in Athens. He has won several awards including: 2nd prize single “People in the News” in the World Press Photo 2009, 1st place “General News” in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) 2011, 3rd place “Natural Disaster” in the Picture of the Year International (POYi) 2013, Award of Excellence “Portrait” in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) 2003.