Colleges

Ioannis Kontos

Assistant Professor, Advertising Creative Design

College of Advertisement

Major of Advertising Creative Design - College of Advertisement - D
yannis@UBT.EDU.SA
  • PhD in Photography - University of Wales, UK 
  • Master of Arts in Photographic Journalism - University of Westminster, UK             
  • BA in Photography - Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
  • BA in Physical Education and Sport Science - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 

Dr. Yannis Kontos is a Greek Award-Winning Documentary Photographer, Professor of Photography and Commercial Photographer.

He holds a PhD degree in Documentary Photography and he is represented by the American agency Polaris Images. As a Storyteller, he had covered major events for over a decade in more than 50 countries of the world. His Editorial work has been recognised by 20 respected awards including first prize in the World Press Photo Competition. His photographs have been published in the world's most well-known publications and have been shown at exhibitions internationally.

As a Commercial Photographer, he has over 15 years of Professional Experience in Advertising and Corporate Photography providing Premium Quality services to Yachting, Real Estate, Tourism, Portraiture, Architecture, Creative, and Industrial markets alike in Europe and Middle East.



  • 1st Prize World Press Photo - Contemporary Issues Singles, 2006
  • 1st Prize Pictures of the year - Magazine Feature Picture, 2006
  • 1st Prize Médicos del Mundo, 10th Luis Valtue?a Award, 2006
  • 1st Prize Fujifilm European Photographer of the Year, 2004 & 2005
  • 1st Honour Life magazine’s Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards, 2000
  • 1st Prize N.P.P.A.  - Feature Picture Story, 2001 
  • Honourable Mention UNICEF Photo of the Year Award, 2001 & 2002










  • Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Photographic Journalism
  • Social Media





Current:  UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY (UBT) - JEDDAH COLLEGE OF ADVERTISEMENT (JCA), JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA

Lecturer of Photography


2013 – 2017 DEREE COLLEGE - THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE

Lecturer on the Honors Program

Designed and delivered an undergraduate Honors programme course, “Documentary Photography“

Established course syllabi

Teaching combined the classroom setting with weekly fieldwork sessions


2009 – 2010 Technological Educational Institute of Athens.

      Dept. of Photography - School of Graphic Arts and Art Studies

Designed and delivered an undergraduate course, “Photographic Essay”


2007 – 2009       Leica Academy of Photography, Athens

Course Coordinator & Tutor of Photography

      As coordinator I was responsible for

Revising the academic programme for the 2 year Professional Diploma in 

Photojournalism. 

Instituting a series of Masterclasses

Hiring tutors 

Monitoring tutors’ performance

Establishing course syllabi

Running professional development days 

Editing & curating the “Graduate Exhibition Week”


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