Olga Stefatou remembers seeing pictures deriving from reality and imagination from her childhood. When she was a teenager she thought that photography was a fascinating tool with which to learn about the world we live in and life itself. Later her focus opened up to filmmaking, performing and plastic arts.
In her personal work, Olga explores the idea of freedom in connection to geopolitics, heritage and science. Her vision is linked to women rights and the need to honor the feminine beauty; mental, physical and emotional. In her narrative she combines documentary with imaginary realities. She believes that image making as an outcome or process aims to empower the personal and collective consciousness.
Olga has travelled worldwide and extensively in Asia, producing photography and video on social and humanitarian issues. Her work has been published in Der Spiegel, Amnesty International, NBC news, Le Monde, The Economist and Vanity Fair among others. In 2015 she was one of the photographers of the pioneering project “Solar Impulse” – the first attempt of solar flight around the world. In 2011, she participated in the award winning multimedia project “the Prism” and the feature film “Crisis”.
Olga studied photography at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and in 2012 she obtained her Masters degree in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Bolton, UK based in Beijing, China.
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