Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, 1962. He studied physics at Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, photography at New York University (MA) and culminated his PhD in photography at the School of Journalism and Mass Media, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.
He has taught photography for the past twenty years and has published hundreds of articles, critiques, essays on photography. He translated in Greek books on photography by Susan Sontag, Ian Jeffrey, Villem Flusser.
Has curated a large number of photography exhibitions, historical and contemporary, in collaboration with museums and art institutions and has edited a large number of photographic books.
He has worked for the International Thessaloniki Photography Festival Photosynkyria from 1993-2006 and has been appointed its artistic director in 2006. Has been working as a curator at Thessaloniki Museum of Photography since 2000 and has been appointed its director in 2016.
Has published the books Marlboro photographs and the mild Wild West (2009), Greek Photography and Photography in Greece (2013), Greek Landscape Photography: Between Myth and Ideology (2014). Has been co-editor of the photographic e-magazine www.untitledmagazine.org.
Lecture «The role of humanist photography»
22 of April, 14:30
During the lection will be discussed what is the role of humanist photography is today, also what is the role of photojournalism and citizen journalism in an age saturated by images with the help of works from curator exposition ANOTHER LIFE: HUMAN FLOWS / UNKONOWN ODYSSEYS. The exhibition contains the works of 26 photojournalists that depicted in their work the current refugee crisis at its peak in 2015-2016, when more than a million refugees arrived in Greece.
Also work of Thessaloniki Museum of Photography and perspectives of collaboration for international photographers will be presented.
Was born 1960 in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. In 1982 he graduated from Tbilisi State University. 1990-1994 he taught theory of photography at the Tbilisi State University. Since 1988 he has been working for Georgian newspapers and magazines as a photographer. In 2000 he co-founded the Caucasian Center for Cultural Development and in 2007 the Tbilisi Photographer House. In 2007 he was chief editor of FOTO Amarta magazine.
Lecture «Photography life in Georgia»
21 of April, 15:00
Development of photography in historical perspective, exploration of tipping points – 80-90 years, the emergence of conceptual photography and photo festival appearance of motion. Guram will present photographs from his own curatorial experience and personal works.
Works as Chief Curator of Collections at The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. The museum is national specialized museum of photography and houses a collection of 2,5 million photographs spanning various photographical user cultures from photogprahic art to mobile camera snapshots and everything inbetween.
Lecture «Modern life — photography and Finnish modernism»
21 of April, 16:00
What role have photography and photographers played in constructing, commenting and criticising Finnish modernism and modern Finland? Five Finnish museums joined forces to celebrate Finland’s 100-years anniversary in 2017 with a major joint exhibition. Modern Life! – Finnish Modernism and the International Dimension showcases highlights of architecture, design, visual art and photography that contributed to the construction of a modern and international Finland between 1917 and 1968. In this talk Finnish modernism is discussed trough images from the collection of the Finnish Museum of Photography currently on display at the Modern life! exhibition in Helsinki.