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Cover series: #12 Eleanna Balesi
My name is Ilias Diamantakos I was born in 1986 in Sparta, Lakonia, Hellas, from a family of photographers. I was captured by photography from a very young age with which I finally engaged to. I studied in one of the world's leading photography schools, the Academy of Artistic Photography “Leica Academy”.I have taken classes from prominent artists such as Takis Develides, Vasilis Makris, Kostas Koroneos, Giannis Behrakis (Reuters), Giorgos Koukos and others. I consider my greater teachers Robert Capa and Sebastiao Salgado.My personal favourite genre of photography is industrial and architectural.Today I am teaching for free in an art place called “ MIKROVIO” in Kalamata. Alongside he teaches in the private school “NEW SCHOOL” in Nafplio.Since 2015 I am co-creator and member of the team 641 SIX FOR ONE PHOTOGRAPHY that approaches sports events in an artistic way.