Orestis Kourakis

Orestis Kourakis a Fulbright Fellow, specialised in computation archaeological photography. He studied photography in the graduate program of Savannah College of Art and Design (GA). Degree received with honors. In 2013 he initiated an interactive platform for Ancient Greek and Roman collections as a visiting research scholar at Columbia University (NY). Moreover, he initiated an interactive multi-sensory museum education project as a visiting artist in residence at Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ). In 2011, he has been selected by the Louvre Museum exclusive photographer for the 2011-2012 “Ancient Macedonia, the kingdom of Alexander the Great” exhibition at Louvre (France). He has been the official and exclusive photographer and cinematographer of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (Greece) since 2006 and has collaborated with many leading museums and institutions worldwide. In 2010, he collaborated with ICSFORTH in the prototypical multimedia information system "Macedonia from fragments to pixels", presently hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. He teaches photography and post production in the American College of Thessaloniki since 2010 and has given series of lectures on archaeological photography at many institutions worldwide. His work has been published in more than 60 scientific books and journals and has had 23 group and solo exhibitions worldwide. Apart from archaeological photography he has been the cinematographer and editor of awarded archaeological documentaries and he is also exploring other photographic fields such as: aerial orthophotogrammetry, 3D reconstruction, Augmented Reality, digital infrared/ultraviolet, robotic panoramic/360 photography, RTI and other innovative techniques.