Stratos Kalafatis
Lia Nalbantidou

02-06 August 2021

About the workshop

A 5-day workshop that will be conducted by Greek photographers Stratos Kalafatis and Lia Nalbantidou. Lia and Stratos live in Thessaloniki. They work together and apart, however, always side by side. “As a couple working in photography in the last 3 decades, we are eager to share our experiences of how to develop one’s work and personal vision.” Participants will be introduced to each photographer’s work and methodology. They will be encouraged to produce new images and/or a new body of work. Particular attention will be paid on how new experiences may enrich their creative processes. Through discussion and group critiques, we will attempt to develop participants’ critical thinking in relation to their own photography. The dynamic of the working group will be an essential component of the teaching approach. The workshop aims to enrich participants creative processes, develop their photographic vocabulary, articulate their own visual voice and strengthen their community skills at large. This workshop is a special opportunity of Lia and Stratos teaching together, under August sun and through meltemia, the southern winds of the Aegean.


02 – 06 August 2021



Submission's deadline


Normal price

600 euros

Early bird price


Greek (English also spoken)


A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted in the workshop, (you will be notified by email) and the remaining 50% two weeks prior to the start of the workshop (19-07-2021).

All official regulations regarding the COVID-19 situation
will be taken into account.

Stratos Kalafatis
Lia Nalbantidou

Stratos Kalafatis was born in Kavala in 1966. Lia Nalbantidou was born in Thessaloniki a year later. Stratos graduated from the Physical Education and Athletics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and he attended photography classes at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, U.S.A Lia graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design (BFA in Photography, 1991) & studied Humanities at Body Academy / Int’l Women’s University – University of Hannover – Germany (2000). In 1992, they met in a photography exhibition in Thessaloniki, where they live together since. They have co-founded Studiotessera, a physical studio space operating as a platform for photography with educational, publishing and artistic activities. Over the last thirty years, Stratos has been presenting his photographic works at private galleries, museums, festivals and artistic events throughout the world. His works are included in private and public collections. Lia’s oeuvre (photographs & photobooks) has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is represented in private and public art collections. Stratos has organized several seminars and workshops in the last 30 years. Lia has been teaching photography since 1994. She mentors young photographers of all ages. Photography Tutor at Stereosis – School of Photography (Thessaloniki), since 2012 and Photography Lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts (Florina) – University of Western Macedonia, since 2019.


In order to apply for a placement in the workshop, please send us a zip file with:
1) a short cv,  2) up to 10 images (jpg format, maximum size 1024p, 72dpi) and  3) a statement.

You can send them via email:

please fill in the form below:

Special features included in the price!

  • We encourage participants to arrive one day prior to the workshop beginning as we are offering a welcome dinner with local delicious food and wine from our organic garden. It’s a perfect occasion to meet all and enjoy dinner during sunset time at our veranda.

  • Breakfast and drinks are served during all days of the workshop.

  • You are welcomed to pick up any veggies or fruit from our organic garden.

  • A wonderful dinner is offered on the last day as a farewell to all the participants of the workshop.

Accommodation and practical information

  • We will be delighted to accommodate you at our Residence, please visit our website:

  • As our Residence cannot accommodate all participants, we encourage you to make your booking on time. A list of recommended hotels and rent rooms for different budgets located close to the workshop will be provided too.

  • Information for places to eat and drink within the village area will be given as well as local buses time tables, taxis, rent a car or scooter services, transportation from and to airport and harbor of Santorini, etc. We are here to make to provide you with all the necessary tips and facilities so please don’t hesitate to contact us for further requests.

Terms and conditions

  • There is a limited number of spaces on the workshop, the places will be sold on a first come basis.
  • We reserve the right to cancel this event when we do not reach the minimum number of participants. In the unlikely event of cancellation, participants will be given at least 1-week advance notice and a full refund.
  • If you decide to cancel for any reason, and notify us at least 40 days before the starting day of the workshop, we will reimburse all fees. After that time frame, you will lose your deposit.
  • The workshop fee does not include transport, accommodation or ground expenses.
  • Every participant has to bring it’s own equipment (camera and laptop).

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