About

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Born and based in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied Photography (Bachelor of Fine Arts) at the Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus – Ohio, USA). An intern at Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.) & at Leo Castelli Gallery, Baron/Boisanté Editions, Cheryl Pelavin Editions, New York City in 1991-92. A scholarship recipient at graduate program Body Academy - International Women's University (EXPO 2000), Hannover – Germany. A resident artist at USF Kulturhuset, Bergen - European Capital of Culture (2000) & at Eagles Palace Residency Program (Photography Edition) - Halkidiki (2015). Her photography project The Secure, Private Domain of My Home - Zero to Five, received a Book Grant from the J.F.Costopoulos Foundation and was published in Athens by Cube Art Editions.

The first edition of her photography project “Urban Secret Garden”, was shortlisted for the 6th Int’l Fotobook Dummy Award – Kassel (2013) Urban Secret Garden - why the night. In 2016 the book “Urban Secret Garden – a trilogy book of photographs”, with new editing and book design, was selfpublished in Thessaloniki ( A Print On Demand Edition of 444 copies) URBAN SECRET GARDEN - a trilogy book of photographs

Her books are represented in a number of International Photobook Library Collections: Fondazione Studio Marangoni Library, Florence – Italy, The Library Project, 4Temple Bar, Dublin - Ireland URBAN SECRET GARDEN - why the night, National Superior School of Photography Library, Arles – France, Encontros da Imagem Photobook Library, Braga – Portugal, Kassel Photobook Dummy Archive, Kassel – Germany, Turma’s Library, Buenos Aires – Argentina, Aperture Library, NYC – USA, Indie Photobook Library at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven - USA.

Her oeuvre has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. L.N. photographs are represented in private and public Art Collections [EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens), Thessaloniki Photography Museum & Architekturbild EV, Stuttgart ].

A practicing artist for over 25 years; she teaches photography since 1994 to young photographers of all ages.