Yiannis Katsaris

Yiannis Katsaris produces photography, video and lighting design for personal and collaborative projects and is the Post-Production Editor at Panos Pictures agency.

Image: Illusions of Grandeur

Illusions of Grandeur

Yiannis Katsaris

Yiannis Katsaris is a photographer and a lighting designer with extensive work in the UK and abroad. He works freelance for a variety of companies ranging from magazines, photo agencies and design groups to theatre companies, not for profit organisations and private clients. Yiannis produces photography, video and lighting design for personal and collaborative projects and is the Post-Production Editor at Panos Pictures agency.

Yiannis was born in Athens, Greece. He studied Photography at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and he gained his master's degree in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster under the Greek State Scholarship. Prior to moving to London, he worked for Astrazioni Fotografia in Italy as a Studio Photographer specialising in still life, architecture and interior photography.

His photography has featured in group and solo exhibitions, including IKON gallery (Birmingham), The Printspace, The Peltz Gallery, Reading Room, Bankspace Gallery, The Hellenic Centre (London), Photosynkiria (Thessaloniki).

He has worked as a Director of Photography, on music videos and films and he has created video art installations and lighting design for numerous theatre and opera productions in venues in the UK and across Europe including Sadler’s Wells, Arcola Theatre and Riverside Studios (London), Avignon Festival (France), National Theatre of Northern Greece (Thessaloniki), International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama (Cyprus), Alma Theatre (Athens).

Yiannis is an Associate Lecturer at the School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Met, and has led photography workshops the University of East London and Bauer Media Academy. He works often with directors, designers, producers, actors and musicians in art, editorial and commercial commissions.


Other photography teaching roles:

University of East London and Bauer Media Academy


2018: The Peltz Gallery, London. Circus Life: Art and Artistes - Book: Under the Big Top
2017: Printspace Gallery, London. Photography on a postcard
2016: Bankspace Gallery, Photomonth, London. Territorial 
2015: The Proud Archivist, London. The Bear
2013: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens. The Face of Hopeå
2012: IKON Gallery, Birmingham. The Voice and the Lens: Musarc Portraits
2011: The Hellenic Centre, London. Illusions of Grandeur
2010: Black’s Member Club, London. Illusions of Grandeur
2010: Reading Room Gallery, London. Cynopolis
2008: Ash In Art, Athens. Under the Big Top
2004: Photosynkiria, Thessaloniki. Prestige Shipreck

Lighting design

2018: Six Nights at the Acropolis, The Hellenic Centre, London
2018: The Open Couple, Etcetera Theatre, London
2017: Winter Konsert, Musarc, Christ Church Spitafields, London
2017: Seabed, Aggelon Vima, Athens
2017: Salome, Hoxton Hall, London
2016: Dancing with the Devil, Sadler's Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio, London
2016: Macbeth (LX design and Video Art), National Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki
2015: The Sweet Bird of Youth, Alma Theatre, Athens
2015: The Bear - Opera and Photography Exhibition, Proud Archivist, London
2015: Savitri - Opera, St Leonard's Shoreditch Church, London
2014: Musarc Christmas Concert, Christ Church Spitafields, London
2014: The Medium, Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre, London
2014: Wolf Kisses, The Old Red Lion, London
2014: Salome, Avignon Festival, Theatre Des Amants, France
2014: The Passion of L'Agamas/Jephte by Musarc, School of Art, Architecture and Design, London
2014: Medea, Riverside Studios, London
2013: Psychostasia, The Old Cholmeley Boys Club, London
2013: Salome, Cabaret Voltaire, Athens
2013: Bee, Aggelon Vima, Athens
2013: Lysistrata, Riverside Studios, London
2012: Salome, The Old Cholmeley Boys Club, London
2012: Elisabeth, Aggelon Vima, Athens
2012: Cuba Libre, Aggelon Vima, Athens
2012: The Oresteia, Riverside Studios, London
2011: Antigone, International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, Cyprus
2011: Medusa, the beheaded lover, Shunt, London
2010: The Fall of the House of Usher, The Old Cholmeley Boys Club, London