Aggelos Barai is a photographer. He was born in Fieri, Albania (1994) and in 1998 he migrated with his family to Greece, where he grew up. He has studied photography and art history in Athens. His work focuses mainly on social issues, such as human rights and migration movements in the Balkans. He has been awarded several prizes in Greece and abroad, including from the Educational Foundation of the Journalists’ Union of Macedonia & Thrace Daily Newspapers and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). He is a member of the Foreign Press Association of Greece and a brand ambassador for FujiFilm in Greece. Since 2012 he has been working as a freelance photographer, collaborating with non-governmental organisations as well as with Greek and international newspapers and magazines. He has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2021).
A young man stands inside the sea. Lesvos, Greece, The Island, 2020
A man from Afghanistan lies down in a land. Lesvos, Greece, The Island, 2020
Two women clean the lamb’s head. Lesvos, Greece, The Island, 2020
A quilt outside the central camp of Moria. Lesvos, Greece, The Island, 2020
Two Afghan children fly a kite together. Lesvos, Greece, The Island, 2020