ntantamisk Kostis Ntantamis

Greek freelance photographer. I work as a stringer for major Greek agencies (ICON press, SOOC) and also for AFP and AP. I also do photo stories for organizations and various regional and international magazines.

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Mosques in Athens
Athens, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
09 Aug 2016

In Athens live about 4 million people. Around 500,000 of them are Muslims, most of them economic migrants and refugees from countries from Asia, Africa and also the Balkans.

Many of those Muslims are faithful but there is a problem when they want to practice their religion in Athens. There is no “official” place to pray, but instead there are makeshift mosques in basements, rented apartments, warehouses and garages.

Athens is the last capital of European Union without an official mosque. It used to have one until 1829, when Ottomans left the capital. Even though the laws have been voted since 2006, only on August 4, 2016 the Greek Parliament approved plans for the first mosque to be built in Athens.

Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs addressed to the Parliament regarding the legislation saying:

“If we wish to avoid the problems facing France and Belgium, we should not make the mistakes that they are now trying to deal with. The existence of makeshift mosques is a shame for the country as well as for the Muslim community and a danger to national security. “

Building a mosque has raised great opposition not only from conservative, right wing and far-right (like the neonazi party Golden Dawn) parties but also civilians and the Greek Orthodox Church (Orthodoxy being the official religion of Greece). 

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Refugees Cross the Greek-Macedonian B...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees cross the border from Greece to Macedonia to board on trains that will take them to the Macedonian-Serbian border.

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Kurds are fighting against ISIS in Ko...
By Kostis Ntantamis
12 Oct 2014

The situation in Kobane (Ain al-Arab) remains dangerous. The Kurds are fighting against ISIS while Turkey takes no action.

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"Solidarity for All" Aids Immigrant W...
Nea Manolada, Elis, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
19 Jul 2014

Immigrants, most of them from Bangladesh, work as strawberry pickers in the fields of Nea Manolada, one of the main areas of strawberry cultivation in Greece. The working and living conditions are shocking. They are forced to work from dusk till dawn, with little or no money and no health care and insurance. More than 20 people live together in structures made of plastic sheets; they lack even basic sanitation and have only a hose for running water.

On Sunday 20 July, 2014 the organization "Solidarity for All" organized a visit to their camp in order to supply food and medicine and do health checks and provide aid where needed.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees sit down on the train tracks as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small child on his father's arms and the Macedonian border police on the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small tension between refugees waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border and the Macedonian border police. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small child on her mother's arms among a group of refugees waiting for the permission from the Macedonian border police to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees among the fields walk towards the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

A small child cries because of the tension as refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Refugees walk among the fields towards the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
24 Aug 2015

Portrait of an old man among the refugees as he waits to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia. Idomeni, August 24, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

A refugee child waiting for the train that will take him to the Macedonian-Serbian border. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Portrait of a refugee child waiting for the train that will take him to the Macedonian-Serbian border. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border walk towards the train that will take them to the Macedonian-Serbian border. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees cross the Greek-Macedonian border from Idomeni to Gevgelija on August 23, 2015

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees cross the Greek-Macedonian border from Idomeni to Gevgelija on August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

A refugee crosses the Greek-Macedonian border. Idomeni, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees wait in the line to cross from the Greek side of the border to the Macedonian. Idomeni, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees are crossing the Greek-Macedonian. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

A refugee child carries his luggage as he walks on the train tracks to the Gevgelija bus station. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees, among the children, in the train that will take them to the Macedonian-Serbian border. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees, among the children, are waiting in the line to board on the train that will take them to the Macedonian-Serbian border. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees, among the children, are waiting in the line to board on the train that will take them to the Macedonian-Serbian border. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees are crossing the Greek-Macedonian. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees, among the children, are waiting in the line to board on the train that will take them to the Macedonian-Serbian border. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Refugees Cross Greek-Macedonian Borde...
Idomeni, Greece
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Aug 2015

Refugees wait to be transported by train to the Macedonian-Serbian border while the Macedonian border police is guarding them. Gevgelija, August 23, 2015.

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Greek Elections B-ROLL: Athens City S...
Athens
By Kostis Ntantamis
23 Jan 2015

Athens;Greece;Acropolis;Parthenon;daily life;News;general shots;people passing by;people walking;flags;flag;Greek;european;Europe;Eurozone;Euro;EU;parliament;Vouli;syntagma;Syntagma square;busy street;busy streets;elections;election;legislative;austerity;work;employment;economy;economics

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Manolada solidarity for all 17
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

A Bangladeshi strawberry picker inside one of the structures made of plastic sheets, where he and about 20 more live under shocking conditions, inspects the containers they use for water storage. Nea Manolada, Greece

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Manolada solidarity for all 22
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

The kitchen inside one of the structures made by Bangladeshi strawberry pickers. Nea Manolada, Greece

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Manolada solidarity for all 23
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

Bangladeshi strawberry pickers receive goods from "Solidarity for All" organization. Nea Manolada, Greece

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Manolada solidarity for all 24
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

Bangladeshi strawberry pickers during the distribution of goods from "Solidarity for All" organization. Nea Manolada, Greece.

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Manolada solidarity for all 25
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

Bangladeshi strawberry pickers inside one of the structures made of plastic sheets where they and about 20 more live under shocking conditions. Nea Manolada, Greece

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Manolada solidarity for all 26
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

A Bangladeshi strawberry picker inside one of the structures made of plastic sheets where he and about 20 more live under shocking conditions. Nea Manolada, Greece

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Manolada solidarity for all 18
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

Three Bangladeshi migrants, who work and live under shocking conditions, pose outside one of the structures at their camp site made of plastic sheets. Nea Manolada, Greece.

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Manolada solidarity for all 19
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

Bangladeshi strawberry pickers receive goods from "Solidarity for All" organization. Nea Manolada, Greece.

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Manolada solidarity for all 20
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

A Bangladeshi strawberry picker receives a general health check from a doctor of the "Solidarity for All" organization. Nea Manolada, Greece

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Manolada solidarity for all 21
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

The kitchen inside one of the structures made by Bangladeshi strawberry pickers. Nea Manolada, Greece

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Manolada solidarity for all 12
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

A Bangladeshi strawberry picker walking past a structure made of plastic sheets that is used by the workers for praying. Nea Manolada, Greece.

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Manolada solidarity for all 14
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

One of the Bangladeshi migrants, who work and live under shocking conditions, in Nea Manolada, Greece.

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Manolada solidarity for all 15
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

One of the Bangladeshi migrants, who work and live under shocking conditions, outside one of the structures at their camp site made of plastic sheets. Nea Manolada, Greece.

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Manolada solidarity for all 02
By Kostis Ntantamis
20 Jul 2014

A Bangladeshi worker holds a bottle of sunflower oil, one of many along with other goods, that were distributed from the "Solidarity for All" organization to the Bangladeshi strawberry pickers of Nea Manolada, Greece.