Fascinated by visual sociology and passionate about photography, Sylvia Kouveli’s visual work focuses on projects that build awareness and enhance inclusion. Having lived in 5 countries and traveled to 28 so far, she never ceases to search for new places to discover and interesting people to meet.
“People! I love photographing people, whether it is portrait, street, or documentary photography, my focus is on the person and the story they have to tell.”
Sylvia’s work has been published in national and local newspapers and magazines in Greece and she has participated in group exhibitions in Barcelona and Athens, including the Athens Photo Festival “APhF:18” at the Benaki Museum.
Her first solo exhibition took place in 2018 in Athens, where she presented her social health initiative entitled “#bOObs”–a visually compelling project that raises breast cancer awareness in young women. In 2019, she organized a joint exhibition for the same initiative in Los Angeles.
She has presented her work at the Paris-Saclay University at the 36th Visual Sociology Conference and at the Humans for Change Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Her award-winning work has been recognized by the Hellenic Photographic Society and the Hellenic Centre for Photography.
“We often focus on the headlines and miss the personal stories. Photography has the power to bridge social gaps. In the end, regardless of our circumstances, we’re not so different.”
You can learn more about who Sylvia is by looking at her photos. Each frame is a reflection of her thoughts, each photo a moment in which she has lived.