Eirini Vourloumis is an artist, director and photojournalist. She was born in 1979 and raised in Athens, Greece and is of Greek and Indonesian background. Vourloumis is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York. 

She began her career as a contributing photographer for the New York Times Metro section and is currently freelancing for various international publications from Greece, focusing on covering the ongoing economic and refugee crises. She has also contributed as a writer for Lens, the New York Times photojournalism blog. 

Her current personal work has shifted from pure reportage and combines a documentary and conceptual photographic approach, in which she explores social and political environments to reflect their dynamic within the context of the economic crisis in her home country. 

Her reportage clients include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Time, Le Monde, Business Week, and The Guardian, among others. She has exhibited at the Bozar Museum in Brussels, the Martin Gropius Bau Musuem in Berlin and the Benaki Museum in Athens. Her photographs have been acquired by the Dakis Joannou Collection and her first book, In Waiting, was released in October 2017 by the German publisher Hatje Cantz. Vourloumis is a member of the Greek Depression Era collective. 




National Contemporary Museum of Art, Athens 

'In the Same Space' 

A photographic dilaogue with the paintings of  

Andreas Vourloumis 


Onassis Cultural Center, Athens 

Flash Forward Festival 

'The Mermaid Madonna' 

In colloboration with Wu Tsang 

Screening: One Emerging From a Point of VIew  



Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin 

'In Waiting' 

In House with Wu Tsang  


Benaki Art Museum, Athens  

'In Waiting’, Book exhibition  


The Photographer’s Gallery, London,  

‘In Waiting’, screening and book launch 





National Contemporary Museum of Art, Athens 

'Statecraft' curated by Katerina Gregos  



Benaki Museum, Athens 

The DESTE Foundation and New Museum, New York 

'The Same River Twice' : Contemporary Art in Athens 


Photo Espana Festival, Madrid 


'The Mermaid Madonna' 


Sharjah Bienniel 14  

Exhibit: 'The Mermaid Madonna' 

In colloboration with Wu Tsang 

Screening: One Emerging From a Point of VIew  


'Photography in Crisis', Depression Era, Slought Institute, Philadelphia 



'Photo-graphé', Benaki Museum, Athens 

'The Tourists', Depression Era, Unseen Amsterdam 


‘The Decline of Heroes', Depression Era, Antikenmuseum, Basel,  


'On Elite Now', Kypseli Municipal Marketplace, Athens 


‘Depression Era', Athens Biennale, Bagkeion Hotel, Athens,  

'Greek Stories Revisited', China Lishui Photography Festival, China 

‘Depression Era', Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece 


‘Depression Era', Hungarian Month of Photography, Budapest 

'Depression Era', Le Mois de la Photo, Paris 

‘Depression Era', Benaki Museum, Athens 

‘Lens Culture Emerging Talents’, Barcelona  

‘Tokyo International Photography Festival Competition 2014’,Tokyo,  

New York  

‘Greek contemporary Art In Times of Crisis’ 

Bozar Museum of Fine Art- Brussels, Belgium 


1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality 

Collection of photographers (one image) 

Published by Hatje Cantz edited by Myles Little  

Travelling show 

2018 Samek Art Museum, Lewisburg, USA 

2017 University of Virginia—Charlottesville Charlottesville, USA 

fosfeniLAB Padua, Italy 

Médiathèque du Pays de Sierentz Sierentz, France 

Photival Photographic Festival Wellington, New Zealand 

2016 Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Just Another Photo Festival, Varanasi, India 

Chavonnes Battery Museum, Cape Town, South Africa 

The Eye – International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales 

Organ Vida Festival Zagreb, Croatia 

Brown University Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs 

Providence, USA 

AMURAL Festival Brasov, Romania  

OBSCURA Festival George Town, Malaysia 

Uri-Eichen Gallery, Chicago, USA 

Voies Off :: Arles, Arles, France 

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph( projection) Charlottesville,,VA 

Athens Photo Festival Athens, Greece 

Transphotographiques Lilles, France 

Head On Photo Festival Sydney, Australia 

Magazzini Fotografici Naples, Italy 

Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University Chicago, USA 

Balkan Photo Festival Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Rendez-vous Image Strasbourg, France 

2015 International Photography Festival GuatePhoto, Guatemala City, Guatemal 

Lishui International Photography Festival, Lishui, China 

Lagos Photo (Satellite Exhibit) Lagos, Nigeria 

Fotodoks Festival (Satellite Exhibit), Munich, Germany 

Browse Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

East Wing Gallery, Dubai, UAE 

Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China 



2017 In Waiting, Published by Hatje Cantz ( November) 

42 illus. 100 pages. Essays by James Estrin and Panos Kokinnias 

2015 1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality 

Collection of photographers (one image) 

Published by Hatje Cantz edited by Myles Little  



2015 British Journal of Photography  

Ones to Watch Issue - 25 Emerging Photographers 

Tokyo International Photography Festival Competition  

Travelling exhibit of 8 winners Tokyo, NY, Berlin 

2014 Duke Documentary Studies Competition 


Lens Culture  

Emerging Talent  

PDN Annual  

Best imagery of 2014  

2013 Emerging Photographer series 

Photo booth-New Yorker  

2012 American Photography- American Illustration 

Annual Photography Book  

2006 American Photography - American Illustration 

Annual Photography Book 2006