Stylianos Papardelas, former student of Information Systems at the University of Crete, started as an amateur photographer in 2006 with his first DSLR camera. Soon he realized that photography was his calling, and got involved in the Hellenic Photographic Society of Crete.
Then things moved fast for the young artist. Just six months later, he organized his first exhibition and has since participated in more than 10n collective and individual exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
According to Neos Kosmos, his photo 4800 Above Sea Level, taken in the deserted landscape of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, was rated by National Geographic as one of the best 10 traveling photos for 2012 from 13,000 candidates. “Photography gave me the freedom to be myself and create my own stories through my art,” says Papardelas.
The 25-year-old artist spends most of his time on the road, searching to capture the reality of a forgotten world. His photos, as diverse as the places he has visited, invite us on a daring trip to the unknown: to all those lives who were never given a name, but who exist and claim their rights in a changing world.
He said he believes that life is a road trip. He now has a very ambitious plan: to travel by local bus throughout South and Central Asia, covering 15,000 kilometers, some 7,456 miles, from Burma to Turkey.