About

Haris Coussidis is a Greek independent documentary photographer.

Her journey into photography started as a hobby, but it was not until doing an internship with the UN in Tajikistan in 2002 an opportunity rose to work as a photographer with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on their advocacy campaign on mental health institutes across Tajikistan. It was that she discovered how this medium can be used to tell stories and bring to light forgotten issues, whilst focusing on the resilience and strength of people.

From 2009-2011 Haris took a hiatus from photography to pursue her passion for cooking and complete a degree in marketing, before she went back into photography focusing on long term photo projects.

Her focus and passion lies in documentary photography as a medium to raise awareness on social and humanitarian issues and challenges faced by different communities. She has worked with various humanitarian organisations, such as UNHCR, UNICEF, OCHA, MSF, Oxfam and ICRC in East Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia on awareness campaigns and photo documenting their projects in the field.

She is a published cookbook author, A Taste from home – recipes and stories of refugees living in Malaysia, a project supported by UNHCR Malaysia.

Haris is currently based in Kinshasa, DRC and is available for photographic assignments. She can be reached on hariscoussidis@hotmail.com

All images on this site Haris Coussidis ©2019, all rights reserved.

Exhibitions

November 2018 – May 2019: “Women’s education, a hope for Afghanistan” – Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU), Kabul, Afghanistan. Highlighting the importance of girls’ education in the remote areas of Central Afghanistan.

March 2018 – “Women’s education, a hope for Afghanistan” – Rotonde du Mont – Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland. Highlighting the importance of girls’ education in the remote areas of Central Afghanistan.

December 2007 – “North by Northeast” – Kampala, Uganda. Solo show of work on internally displaced people, refugees and pastoralist communities in Uganda.

September – October 2003 – “Will you remember me?” – Dushanbe, Tajikistan. MSF putting focus on the needs of psychiatric institutes with the aim to increase commitment and promote longer-term reform for the psychiatric institutions in the country.

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