Stephane Gripari Photography
Stephane Gripari was born in 1953 in Alexandria, Egypt, to a Greek father and a French-Italian mother. He spent his childhood in Egypt, Greece, Switzerland, Somalia, Libya, Zaire and Italy before moving to London in 1973. He started taking photographs at the age of twelve and has traveled extensively as an adult, a camera always around his neck. After a 14 year stint in a shipping office, he trained in 1991 with Jorge Lewinski, the acclaimed Polish-born photographer (Senior Lecturer of Photography and Art History at the London College of Printing).An artist in multiple media, from film to wood sculpture, "ArchiTexture" at the Blackall Studios gallery, in June 2011, was his second solo photographic show, following his sell-out exhibition "China" at the Hellenic Centre in London in May 2008. His work has also been exhibited in St Remy de Provence, France in May 2010.He has worked as a film stills and studio photographer, provided images for websites and more recently, with Aecom, on a project for The National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia.