Nikos Pilos was born in Corfu, Greece, in 1967. He studied graphic arts and since then he worked with some of the most popular Greek dailies, like Kathimerini, Vima, Eleftherotypia and also in weekly magazines like K (published by Kathimerini) and E (published by Eleftherotypia). From 2001 and on he works as contributor with the international agencies Taiga Press (France) 2001-2004, E-Lance (Germany) 2002-2005, Sipa press (France) 2006 since now ,Zuma Press (U.S.A.) 2003 since now and his is contract photographer with Bloomberg agency from 2010
Since his first assignment in Lebanon at 1988 and the coverage of Nicolae Ceausescu overthrow the next year in Romania, he has worked in countries like Yugoslavia, Albania, Macedonia, Georgia, Russia, Germany, Portugal, Pakistan, Israel-Palestine, Kosovo ,Iraq (where he spent 100 days unembedded ) ect.
Photos of his have been published in magazines like Newsweek, Stern, Focus, Bild, The Independent, The New York Times, Washington Post, Herald Tribune, Sunday Times, Stern, Panorama, Time, Newsweek , Der Spiegel, El Semanal, Gente etc. His work has been exhibited in ULISphotoFEST2007 in Istanbul (Sulukule the gipsy are in Instambul), Turkey, Photokina in Cologne, Germany (2006)( Pakistan’s earthquake) , Photosynkyria in Thessaloniki, Greece (2002, 2006)(bad childrens of Hamburg, Lisbon Junkies, Transport ), Gallery 55 (2005)(Transport) .,Athens photo festival 2007-2008 (Haman in Cairo,Mediterranean war zones,war night at Beirut ), Tops – Word Photojournalism Festival China 2008 (Belgrade), Justina et pax Europa, European Council, Brussels – Belgium 2009 (Emigrants),Photobienale 2010
Thessaloniki (The invisible wall line) ,International month of photography Athens 2010 (The invisible wall line) etc. In 2005 he was awarded (honorable l Mention) Unicef’s Photo Of The Year competition, for his work covering the earthquake in Pakistan and at 2007 first place NPPA Photo Editing Winners for the DOUBLEtruck magazine , 2010 honorable mention PX3 for the illusion of the marbles.
He is a founding member of the Greek Photojournalist’s Association.