Giannis Voulgarakis was born in Athens where he still lives and works as a freelance photographer. He studied photography in Leica Academy and the New York Institute of Photography, graphic arts in Petra School and graduated from the Greek Open University thematic unit of “Greek cultural studies”. He also holds a Master of Arts – MA degree with the title “Photography: Research and Methodology” from the department of Photography & Audiovisual Arts of the School of Applied Arts and Culture of the University of West Attica.

He has worked as a freelance photographer since 1997 in advertising, music industry, journals etc. During the last 15 years, he has cooperated with various Cultural agencies in the photographic reproduction of artwork artifacts, manuscripts and archives, becoming an expert in the digitization, documentation and preservation of Greek cultural inheritance. Since 2005, he also teaches Photography at private schools and institutions in Greece.

His constructed optical stories try to shed light on key life events, and offer us a personal counter narrative to the social and political conditions of our time, using the visual vocabulary of the photographic medium.

He has presented his work at international festivals including Thessaloniki Photography festival Contrast in 2010 ("Absence"), MIET Thessaloniki Cultural Center, and Athens Photo Festival Parallel Program in 2015 (“Cities, Masks and Bodies” - Ikastikos Kiklos).