Socrates Baltagiannis was born in Athens, Greece in 1979. Although photography was always in the back of his head, he studied and worked as a graphic designer until 2011. A self-taught photographer, in 2009 he began taking part in seminars and workshops on photography and photojournalism trying to expand his knowledge on the medium. Since then he has been working as a freelance photographer, mainly in the fields of photojournalism and documentary photography and part of his work has been published in Der Spiegel, Internazionale, Handelsblatt, the Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Wirtschaftwoche, Wiener Zeitung and Amnesty International among others. He is represented by invision-images photo agency.