My work’s theme is self-documentation.
I photograph /video my life, the environment I am in and the people I share it with at certain times when I feel that this moment needs to be captured.
There are also cases where I stage a photograph
in order to portray what I need to express at that time of my life.
I find interest in self-portraits and depicting situations that I share with others.
In order for me to photograph something or someone, there has to be a sense of connection. Creating an atmosphere between them and me
so that the final outcome will display parts of us.
A mix of selves into one image.
The element of nude in the photographs is very intense.
Considering the body as well as the soul, I believe that when people are exposing their naked body in my pictures, they are exposing an inner part of themselves.
Returning to an innocence where we feel comfortable of displaying
a self and its own shadows as something natural.
I always tend to interpret personal feelings by depicting non-human subjects. I generally photograph anything that intrigues me.
Wether it is a place, an object, an animal or a person.
Through this body of work I aim to capture moments of self -exploration. Anthropology, psychology, poetry, symbolism, intimacy and memories, all these are subjects that this project examines.
As well as , people’ s relations with themselves, with others, with the environments surrounding them and with notions such as time ,change, death and life. These are the matters that my photographs aim to capture.
My Bio Note
Lily Zoumpouli was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on 1994.
2014 – 2017
BA (Hons) Fine Art: Print & Time-Based Media – Wimbledon College of Art, UK
Photography workshop directed by worldwide known photographer Andres Petersen.Gomma Grant .
Foundation Diploma in art&design, one year full-time Film&Video course University of the Arts London awarding body.
Photography workshop directed by the establish Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol.
Filmmaking foundation certificate from London Film Academy, London, UK. Received a certificate of attendance and subjects attended & a DVD with the short film that was made on the Foundation.
A 3 year photography seminar in Stereosis ,receiving certificate.
She attended two series of seminars with known Greek photographer Stratos Kalafatis on Studio Tessera (2012).
Freelance Videographer & Video Editor
Videographer & Video editor for the music clips of the greek hiphop band “Nigredo” and on 2017 .Edited another one of their music videos for their song entitled “Xanax” . Nigredo-Νυχτερίδες feat. Μοικ(Ε.Φ.)Nigredo-Νυχτερίδες feat. Μοικ(Ε.Φ.) 2017-2018
Volunteer For Native Spirit Film Festival ,London United Kindom 2018
Worked as a volunteer and unofficial photographer for London Short Film Festival
Work as an intern for Video Shooting & Editing on Premier Moda,
Entertainment Company London,United Kingdom.
Company director Dabs Udo.
Worked as one of the volunteer videographers for the 6th documentary episode entitled “MyOlympus” of the series “My Olympus” by Ellopia Films USA , directed by Athina Krikeli .
Assistant of Festival Director for Thess International Short Film Festival/TISFF Thessaloniki, Greece 2012
Assistant to the Festival Director, Yiannis Zachopoulos,
and part- time ticket sales assistant during screenings.
Honours & Awards
Runner Up For Fujifilm/Young Talent Award 2017
Photography series entitled ”Selinophilia” was a runner-up for the Fujifilm/Young Talent Award as part of the 2017 Emerging Photographer Fund.
Photography series entitled ”Selinophilia” was shortlisted for the Gomma Grant 2016
Selected By LensCulture Editors As One Of The Favourite Conceptual And Fine Art Photo Series for 2015
2017 Lily Zoumpouli: Anthropology, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Photo Boite: 30 Under 30, Women Photographers of 2017
2016 Environmental Fertile, Balkan Photography Fest, Turkey, Greece
2016 Atonal Collective, Interzone Gallery, Rome, Italy
2015 Young Greek Photographers, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2015 Home, The Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, NSW, Australia
2014 Personal Mythologies, Cork Fest, Ireland
2013 Discolouration MIET Cultural Foundation, Thessaloniki, Greece
2018 Photography work published in “Bad To The Bone” Mag under the title“We Are All Different”
2018 Photography work published “On The Edge Of Humanity”
2017 Photography work published in Dienacht Magazine issue #20
2017 Photography work and interview published in BKN magazine issue 4 “Intimacy”.
2017 An article about my work featured on C41 Magazine
Published In Maps Magazine Editorial online #12
Photography bookpublication with Atonal photography Collective by Michele Corleone, curator Interzone Gallery Rome,Italy .
Zine Publication Limited Edition created by the Art Space entitled “Void” in Athens, Greece.-Sold Out at the opening night.