Biography: Ilir Tsouko was born in Albania (b.1990) and grew up in Athens, Greece. He is a photojournalist and documentary photographer, based in Germany and Greece. He is working on long-term projects revolving around perception and creation of identity with its ever-changing shapes. Migration, social issues like injustice as well as political decisions which can reflect directly the situation into the society, are subjects that he mostly follows.
Ilir studied Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts. During this period he has been working for the Magnum Photographers Enri Canaj and Chien-Chi Chang. Before that, he finished his MSc in Health Sciences at CNAM University-Paris/Athens.
He speaks and writes fluent German, Greek, English and Albanian languages. Ilir’s work has been published by notable publications in Germany, Greece, England, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Italy and other mostly European countries. His work has been exhibited at Plymouth University Portland Square, marking the end of the Refugee Week 2016, in Berlin at Beloposkiy Galerie and in Rome taking part at the International group exhibition Isolation. Living Oneself curated by LoosenArt. Ilir is collaborating withdifferent NGO's and Foundations like MSF, Mission Lifeline, Border Violence Monitoring, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation.