Eirini Vourloumis was born and raised in Athens, Greece and is of Greek and Indonesian background. Vourloumis is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York. 

She began her career as a contributing photographer for the New York Times Metro section and is currently freelancing for various international publications from Greece, focusing on covering the ongoing economic crisis. She has also contributed as a writer for Lens, the New York Times photojournalism blog.  

Her current personal work has shifted from pure reportage and combines a documentary and conceptual photographic approach, in which she explores social and political environments to reflect their dynamic within the context of the economic crisis in her home country. 

Photo Booth of the New Yorker recognized Vourloumis as an Emerging Photographer in 2014. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Le Monde, Business Week, and The Guardian, among others. 



2015 British Journal of Photography  

Ones to Watch Issue - 25 Emerging Photographers 

Tokyo International Photography Festival Competition  

Travelling exhibit of 8 winners Tokyo, NY, Berlin 

2014 Duke Documentary Studies Competition 


Lens Culture  

Emerging Talent  

PDN Annual  

Best imagery of 2014  

2013 Emerging Photographer series 

Photo booth-New Yorker  

2012 American Photography- American Illustration 

Annual Photography Book  

2006 American Photography - American Illustration 

Annual Photography Book 2006 



2017 In Waiting, Published by Hatje Cantz ( November) 

42 illus. 100 pages. Essays by James Estrin and Panos Kokinnias 

2015 1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality 

Collection of photographers (one image) 

Published by Hatje Cantz edited by Myles Little  



2018 Martin Gropius Bau Museum,Berlin 

Pop up exhibit, In Waiting 

In House with Wu Tsang 

Benaki Art Museum, Athens ( May )  

‘In Waiting’, Book exhibition  

The Photographer’s Gallery, London,  

‘In Waiting’, screening and book launch 



2017 ‘The Decline of Heroes', Depression Era, Antikenmuseum, Basel,  

2016 'On Elite Now', Kypseli Municipal Marketplace, Athens 

2015 ‘Depression Era', Athens Biennale, Bagkeion Hotel, Athens,  

'Greek Stories Revisited', China Lishui Photography Festival, China 

‘Depression Era', Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece 


‘Depression Era', Hungarian Month of Photography, Budapest 

'Depression Era', Le Mois de la Photo, Paris 

‘Depression Era', Benaki Museum, Athens 

‘Lens Culture Emerging Talents’, Barcelona  

‘Tokyo International Photography Festival Competition 2014’,Tokyo,  

New York  

‘Greek contemporary Art In Times of Crisis’ 

Bozar Museum of Fine Art- Brussels, Belgium 


1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality 

Collection of photographers (one image) 

Published by Hatje Cantz edited by Myles Little  

Travelling show 

2018 Samek Art Museum, Lewisburg, USA 

2017 University of Virginia—Charlottesville Charlottesville, USA 

fosfeniLAB Padua, Italy 

Médiathèque du Pays de Sierentz Sierentz, France 

Photival Photographic Festival Wellington, New Zealand 

2016 Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

Just Another Photo Festival, Varanasi, India 

Chavonnes Battery Museum, Cape Town, South Africa 

The Eye – International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales 

Organ Vida Festival Zagreb, Croatia 

Brown University Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs 

Providence, USA 

AMURAL Festival Brasov, Romania  

OBSCURA Festival George Town, Malaysia 

Uri-Eichen Gallery, Chicago, USA 

Voies Off :: Arles, Arles, France 

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph( projection) Charlottesville,,VA 

Athens Photo Festival Athens, Greece 

Transphotographiques Lilles, France 

Head On Photo Festival Sydney, Australia 

Magazzini Fotografici Naples, Italy 

Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University Chicago, USA 

Balkan Photo Festival Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Rendez-vous Image Strasbourg, France 

2015 International Photography Festival GuatePhoto, Guatemala City, Guatemal 

Lishui International Photography Festival, Lishui, China 

Lagos Photo (Satellite Exhibit) Lagos, Nigeria 

Fotodoks Festival (Satellite Exhibit), Munich, Germany 

Browse Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

East Wing Gallery, Dubai, UAE 

Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China