Stratos Kalafatis is a photographer born in Kavala (1966) and based in Thessaloniki, Greece.
His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including 10th Venice Int’l Architectural Biennale, Backlight 7th Tampere Int’l Triennial in Finland, 10th Edition of PhotoEspana, Museum of Modern Art, Fukushima & Saga, Japan, Bozar Expo, Brussels, Belgium.
He has published 3 photography books in cooperation with Agra Publications: Archetypal Images (1999), Omonoia 2000 (2000) & Journal (2004). Since 2002, he organizes photography workshops both in Greece and abroad. His work is represented by Kalfayan Galleries.
In October 2014, Stratos Kalafatis had a personal exhibition in Thessaloniki: Athos / The Colours of Faith, a serie of images captured on Holy Mountain Athos.
He has been visiting Mount Athos on a regular basis, trying to capture what is changing in the shades of faith, in that farrago of buildings, relics and manuscripts, in an attempt to approach and understand them.
Photographer Stratos Kalafatis working in the lab. His images are taken mostly on medium format film, chemically printed and unaltered digitally.
The album Athos / The Colours of Faith can be found in Greek bookshops. Stratos Kalafatis can be contacted on