Aggelos Barai was born in Albania (1994) and moved as a child to Greece where he grew up. He is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Athens. His interest focuses mainly on social issues, human rights and immigration in the Balkans.

He collaborates with non-governmental organisations such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International, ICRC and more while he is also working for Magazines and Newspapers such as Vice, Solomon Mag and the agencies Associated Press, MEi Agency.

His work has been also published at The Guardian, The Washington Post, Le Monde, Independent, Der Spiegel, Telegraph, CNN, Al Jazeera, El Pais etc.

Aggelos is a member of the Foreign Correspondents Association in Greece and Ambassador of FujiFilm.


1st Award - Photojournalism Contest 2022 in the Sport category, by the Journalists' Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers in Greece

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2021)

2nd Place in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2021

Shortlisted for the final pictures of the 'Covid 19 Big Picture International Photo Contest' by the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Finalist - Photography 4 Humanity 2020

1st - Bartur Photo Award 2020 for COVID-19

1st Award - Photojournalism Contest 2020 in the Society category, by the Journalists' Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers in Greece

1st First Award - I Feel Good - Ιnternational Photo Contest 2020 by the International Organization for Migration in Brussels

Finalist - I have a dream – Photometria Festival Award 2019

Finalist - Finding Your Way - COMPAS Photo Competition 2018 by the University of Oxford


2022: Young Greek Photographers - Athens Photo Festival 

2020: "Anthropause" - MOMus Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki

2020: "Life in the time of Coronavirus" - Festival della Fotografia Etica, Codogno, Italy 

2020: Balkans Today. The present of a wounded landscape - Balkan Can Kino Film Festival, Exarchia, Athens

2020: "Of Men and Woods" - Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland

2019: Digital Projections - 1st Athens Photo World

2018: 1st Chania International Photo Festival

2018: "Greek Chronicle" - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

2017: Photocitizens - PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2017: Photocitizens - Photometria International Photography Festival

2016: Parallel Voices - Salina TurdaRomania

2016: Parallel Voices - Photometria International Photo Festival

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