Margarita Mavromichalis

Margarita Mavromichalis, fluent in five languages and trained in translation and interpreting, regards photography as her second language. She sees it as a universal form of communication, capable of conveying powerful messages understood by people worldwide.

Having relocated to New York in 2009, Margarita pursued her education for three years at the International Center of Photography, where she also served as a Teaching Assistant. In 2014, she returned to Greece, dedicating herself to documenting the unfolding refugee crisis on the island of Lesvos. Presently, she is based in Tokyo.

Margarita’s primary focus lies in street photography, capturing the nuances of everyday life that evoke emotions and surprise. She is particularly drawn to documenting significant current events, emphasizing their societal impact. Her work has been exhibited in various cities including New York, Boston, San Diego, and more recently Budapest, Athens, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, London, and Tokyo. Selected pieces are part of the permanent collections of esteemed institutions such as the Museum of the City of New York and the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Her photography has been featured in publications like the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post, as well as in photography books by teNeues, Prestel, and Hoxton Mini Press. Margarita has received accolades including the Pollux Award (2016), the Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2018 and 2020), and nominations for the Miami Street Photography Festival (2018 and 2020), and the Prix Pictet Hope Award (2019). In 2021, she earned a Gold Medal at the Budapest International Foto Awards and a Silver Medal at the Prix de la Photographie Paris. Additionally, in 2023, she was nominated for the esteemed Leica Oscar Barnack Award.

Margarita conducts workshops worldwide, primarily focusing on street photography. She finds joy in sharing her passion with fellow enthusiasts, while also exploring different cultures and places through her lens.

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