of the professional jury for professionals and amateurs for
Grand Prize Social Photography
Andrea Shkreli (b. 1980, Tirana, Albania) grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Thessaloniki in Greece where he studied photography.
His composition is thoughtful, powerful but not cute.
After a serious accident and a long, painful rehability, Andrea learned to observe, explore and appreciate the world around him in a different way. Since then, photography for him is a means of communication, search and at the same time through his compositions he develops dialogues and builds stories based on the elements he chooses to have in his frame, seeking the relationship between them.
To further expand his knowledge, Andrea attended Photography Studies in Thessaloniki and continued his specialization at the Academy of Arts in Bruges, Belgium.
His works focus mainly on social issues..
2019 - The color of Silence in Bekegem - Ichegem (BE)
2019 - ESP+ gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2019 - Landgoed de Campagne - Gent (BE)
2019 - ZigZag Gallery - Ostend, (Be)
2018 - The color of Silence at 5th Bienniale of Fine Art & Documentary Photography in Barcelona (SP)
2018 - The color of Silence (outdoor exhibition) In cooperation with the Academy of Arts Cultural service of the city Brugge (BE)
2018 - "The City Tells" and WorldPressPhoto 2018 - (Zwolle NL)
2018 - "Bonjour West - Vlaanderen" Academy of Arts Brugge - Brugge (BE)
2018 - Aspects of Balkan Photography: For a common narrative - Thessaloniki (GR)
2017 - "300 years of Art Academy of Arts Bruges" exhibition - Bruges (BE)
2017 - Flandres/Inaccessible/Ephemeral at Exposure Value gallery - Ostende (BE)
2017 - New Gaanderijen, an outdoor exhibition (28 photos) with the municipality's cultural initiative - Ostende (BE)
2016 - Academy of Fine Arts in cooperation with the Folklore Museum - Bruges (BE)
2016 - Het leven zoals het is Ter Muiden - Oedelem (BE)
2016 - International festival of Photography - Tirana (AL)
2016 - Howest, Best Off Art Academy - Brugge (BE)
2015 - Academy of Art AnnZee -Ostende (BE)
2014 - On Discriminations - Institution of Human Rights - London (UK)
2013 - Aspect of Balcan Photography - Thessaloniki (GR)
2012 - Esp+ gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2012 - Ariadne Photography Gallery - Athens (GR)
2011 - Kythera Photographic encounters - Kythira (GR)
2011 - Esp+ gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2009 - Tettix-Art-Gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2008 - Tettix-Art-Gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)