Christina Kalligianni was born in Athens in 1971.
After completing her studies at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and her Postgraduate course in Environmental Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury in England, she worked for 5 years as a lawyer and since 2002 is a professional photographer with publications of her work in various Greek magazines.
She was an apprentice of Reuters agency in 2003 and afterwards she formed long-term partnerships with the daily newspapers “Eleftherotypia” (Geotropio Magazine) and “Kathimerini” (insert magazine “Travel”, insert magazine “K” and individual insert magazines of sports and gastronomy) as photographer and writer, along with a 10-year long collaboration with the PHOTOnet and PHOTOnet Professional technical professional magazines, and she also worked as a Copy Editor and an Assistant Editor in two travel magazines.
For four years (2011-2015) she was running her own photography studio in Glyfada, STUDIO18.12.
From 2016 until the beginning of 2018 she worked with the organisation of the Mediterranean Photography Festival / MEdpHOTO Festival, in the position of General Coordination, with the main responsibility of managing and distributing the financial resources of the organisation along with drafting budgets and reports to its sponsors and the coordination of the group of volunteers who worked for its production and realisation.
Since January 2016 she has been a PhD candidate at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Communication, Media and Culture.
To date she has presented a personal exhibition, has curated two exhibitions for the Mediterranean Photography Festival and has also edited the translation and texts of two photographic books in collaboration with Nexus publications