My name is Eleanna Konstantaki and I was born in Rhodes in 1972.I grew up in Samos until 1990, when I left to pursue studies in English language and literature at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.My love for art leadsme to attend «Ι.Ε.Κ. MOKUME Art Studies» in handmade jewellery design and construction. This continues to be my primary profession, as well as the jewellery shop I own.
My return to the island has opened roads still not crossed, but definitely hospitable and newly photographic. The visualization of life around and inside me is a constant challenge; photographicsnapshots, stories waiting to be narrated, some oft told-some brand new,but storiesalways combined with my inner urge to describe my glance on the world, hopingto create stories for others as well.
I am one of the founding members of Samos Photographic Group(ΦΩΤ.Ο.Σ)and I have taken part in all the photographic exhibitions that have been organized and realized by ΦΩΤ.Ο.Σ. until now:
-May 2014:Digital exhibition of photography in Rigel,Samos City.
-July 2014:Digital exhibition of photography with topic “Colours,” Samos City.
-July 2015: Exhibition of black and white imprinted photography during “Summer Island Movie Festival 2015,inMalagari, Samos.
-August 2016:Exhibition of imprinted photography with topic “People,” in the garden of the “Public Central and Historical Library of Samos,”Samos City.
-March 2017:Participation in “Photovision’s” exhibition with topic “Our Greece,” in Palaio Faliro, Attiki.
-August 2017:Exhibition of imprinted photography with topic “Water,” in the garden of the “Public Central and Historical Library of Samos.” The exhibition was also presented in Kokkari, Samos,during the same year.
-December 2017:Common imprinted photographic exhibition with Kalamata’s Photo Group, in Kalamata.
-July 2018:Exhibition of imprinted photography with topic “Street Photography,” at “Public Gallery of Samos,” Samos City.
My photographic portraits of the author Elena Housni,have accompanied her biography in her published books.
In October 2018, the group “Pas De Neuf” in which I am a member,presented “Adagio 40,”an original and collaborative artwork created from one of my personal photographic projects. “Adagio 40,” developed into a “handmade” performance of photography,music,dance and theatre,at Amphitheater of Samos Regional Unity.