Dimitrios is a photographer/documentarian and anthropologist and has been working as a photojournalist since 1981. Since the beginning of the Balkan wars (90s) and the first Gulf war he has worked in areas with humanitarian crises and war around the globe. He followed both Gulf Wars, the war in the Balkans, Chechnya, Georgia, Caucasus, Ukraine, Afghanistan the “Arab Spring” and others. He regularly contributes under an alias and his images have been printed in major global media, won numerous awards and have been exhibited extensively internationally.
He is currently working on his post-doc research on new forms of war: “Beyond Dichotomies: Reassembling Global Challenges through the Local”, focusing on the notions of Memory and Trauma. Dimitrios is a frequent lecturer and essayist on various academic institutions and international conferences. He is lecturing and presenting at the University of Cambridge, London School of Economics (LSE), at Northeastern University - School of Journalism, Boston, USA, TUFTS, Boston, USA and The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, UK. He is also cooperating with the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSE) in joint cooperation with DG NEAR “Towards a different media culture in the acceding countries of the Western balkans: Investing in raising media standards and media transparency”.
In Recent projects followed, documented and worked as investigator during the "Arab Spring” in Levant area. Focusing in Syria and Iraq from 2011 up to 2017, mapping rebel groups and correlating them. In parallel, by 2018 he completed a five-year study on the TB epidemic in Ukraine and Forgotten Diseases. His documentary, on assignment for NG Asia: “Forgotten Youth • Ukraine” (2018) awarded in NYC TV&Film Festivals, while recently cooperated with CSIS in the research study and creation of a documentary film: 'On the Brink of a New HIV/AIDS Epidemic'.
His areas of particular interest and long term research study are the Middle East (Levant) and Caucasus/Eurasia, Ukraine, Nagorno-Karabakh, Ossetia, Abkhazia, Uzbekistan, Transnistria, Kurdistan and the Balkans.
Dimitrios resides between Cyprus, University of Cambridge - UK, Duhok - KRG/Iraq and Mariupol - Ukraine.