Born in Athens in 1960, Nikos Vatopoulos has been a staff member of the historic Kathimerini newspaper since 1988. He has written extensively on arts and architecture, city culture and recently, politics. He has been researching Modern Athens’s architecture and city life extensively and has produced hundreds of articles. His book Facing Athens was published in Greek and English in 2002. Since 2010, he is active on social media and in 2011 founded a Facebook group uniting citizens of Athens and inspiring them to discover their city. The group numbers 25,000 members. He is also an amateur photographer and his first solo exhibition with views of Athens was organised in 2014 and hosted by Ena Gallery. In 2014, he curated an exhibition on the Athenian 1960s at the Hellenic-American Union of Athens. In 2015, he exhibited his photographic collages in Art Athina.
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