Nikos Pilos is an award-winning photojournalist and one of Europe’s noted feature photographers, who is currently based between Athens and Belgrade.
He has traveled extensively to document war, natural disasters, poverty, socioeconomic struggle and cultural shifts. His work regularly appears in leading international newspapers and magazines and has been exhibited throughout Europe and U.S.
Since his first assignment in Lebanon in 1988, he has covered major historical events such as the overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the wars in former Yugoslavia, the war in Iraq –where he spent 100 days without becoming embedded with the U.S troops– and the 2006 conflict in Lebanon.
He documented the humanitarian crisis on the Libya-Tunisia border in 2011, where hundreds of thousands of refugees fled Libya during the civil war. For the past seven years, he has been mainly covering the Greek and the Cypriot recession, the social and political transformations in Turkey, including the Istanbul uprisings, the rise of nationalism in Europe and the current refugee crisis.
His photos have been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, Stern, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian, XL Semanal, Gente, Bloomberg, Internazionale, L’Esspreso and others.
He has taken part in a variety of exhibitions and festivals in Greece and abroad like Thessaloniki International Photo biennale in 2010, Visa pour L’Image in 2011, Browse Photo Festival in 2013, MEdpHOTO, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and Pre Med, International Festival of Meditterranean
documentary and reportage in 2018 and his work has been awarded in important organizations such as World Press Photo (2017), PriMed (2018), POYi (2014, 2016), MIFA (2016), Photovisura (2014), Px3 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), Visualleader (2016), IPA (2016), Visura Photojournalism Grant (2016), NPPA (2014), Lucie Awards (2013) and CHIPP (2012).