Gerasimos Koilakos was born in 1976 in Athens, Greece. After studying at the Leica academy he began his career in archaeological photography, before freelancing. He has been traveling to Japan, Bosnia and Turkey while in Greece he has been working on the country’s economic crisis. Since 2010 he has been covering demonstrations and political events, he has been documenting the decline of the Greek economy and the rise of the new poor in Athens and he has been engaged with solidarity movements, emerged as an answer to austerity. His work has been published in Newsweek, Le Monde, Courrier International, L’Espresso, Internazionale, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, and Amnesty Journal among others. His reporting on the Greek crisis received a top country pic and two honorable mentions at the 2012 IPA awards and was screened at the 2012 edition of the festival della fotografia etica in Lodi, Italy.