of the professional jury for professionals and amateurs for
Grote Prijs Sociale Fotografie
Andrea Shkreli (b. 1980, Tirana, Albania) grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Thessaloniki in Greece where he studied photography.
A serious accident left Andrea with a complex physical disability. After a long and painful revalidation, through his photography, Andrea learned to observe, explore and appreciate the world around him in a different way. Since then, photography for Andreas has been a means of communication and discovering and at the same time through his composition, try to find the balance he has lost.
In order to further broaden his knowledge, Andrea studied at the ESP School of Photography and Graphic Design in Thessaloniki, and he continued his studies and graduated his specialisation on photography at the Academy of Arts in Bruges, Belgium.
Attends intensive seminars and lectures by cultural institutes such as photo museums or modern art and so on.
Mainly his projects focused 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 Biennial 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)