Ilir Tsouko


Ilir Tsouko was born in Albania (b.1990) and grew up in Athens, Greece. He is a visual storyteller, based in Berlin and Tirana. He is working on long-term projects revolving around perception and creation of identity with its ever-changing shapes. Migration, social issues and political events that can be reflected directly 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 such as DIE ZEIT MAGAZIN, The Washington Post, The Guardian, NZZ, Arte TV, Profil, Fluter, Vice, The Calvert Journal, Republik, Deutschlandfunk, Ö1, Kathimerini, Docu Magazine and other mostly European Magazines and Newspapers. Exhibitions - " Helsiniki Photo Festival 2021 '' - Photo Exhibition - '' NZZ Bellevue - Zürich 2021 ''- Photo Exhibition - Panel Discussion - '' 9. f/stop - Festival für Fotografie Leipzig 2021 '' - " Humble Arts Foundation and Strange Fire Collective's “Four Degrees: Eco- Anxiety and Climate Change” New York City U.S.A - Group Photo Exhibition

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