Vicky Markolefa is an award-winning visual storyteller and marketing communication expert, based in between Greece and Germany and working worldwide.
Her diverse experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors features management and communication advisory roles and production of innovative visual storytelling projects in over 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the MENA region and Central America.
Vicky studied Business Administration and Marketing Management and she has completed several courses in leadership, media production, photography and visual storytelling.
She works in partnership with companies, agencies, iNGOs and institutions, among them: the European Commission, the United Nations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), WWF, ActionAid, Mercy Corps, Relief International, Premiere Urgence Internationale, ICAEW and more.
Her communication portfolio includes awards and recognitions such as Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards, Super Brands and Brand of the Year.
Vicky has been working on demanding assignments over the last 18 years in reportage photography and documentary video projects. Topics such as migration, environmental protection, gender-based violence and human rights have been in her focus. Her work has received prestigious recognitions in international festivals and exhibitions.
Since 2016, Vicky is a co-founder of the awarded creative team Mind the Bump where she works as a documentary director and producer. Since 2017, she shares her knowledge and experience through immersive and participatory visual storytelling workshops.
Vicky is the founder of WomenPhotoGR, the first online community dedicated to elavating the voices of women and non-binary photographers in Greece. She is a proud Member of BULB Photos - The Balkan Collective.
Highlights & Awards
The Last Fisherman
Nomination: Best International Documentary | ALTFF 2018 – CANADA
Semi Finalist: Rome Independent Prisma Film Awards 2018 – ITALY
EGEO – The sea for me
Best International Short Film - GeoFilmFestival 2020 - ITALY
Best Ecological Documentary Award | Short Cuts Film Festival 2018 – SERBIA
Festival Award – Ierapetra International Documentary Festival 2018 – GREECE
Semi-Finalist – A Rebel Minded Film Festival – USA
Best film – Mediawave Film Festival 2016.
Best Gender Equality Film – 2015 Bilbao International Film Festival.
2nd Best Documentary – DOCFEST 2014.
Best Music Award – LGFF 2014.
2nd Prize – Ierapetra International Documentary Festival 2014.
Nomination Best Film, MiradasDoc International Documentary Film Festival 2014.
Runner-up prize – New Horizons Photo Competition 2016, COMPAS / University of Oxford.
International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Praise – Peace is, Photography competition 2014, World Without Wars and Violence under the auspices of UNESCO.
And several awards and distinctions in photography competitions.
Indigenius Loci – in-progress, Greece, Direction, Filming, Script, Production.
The Last Fisherman, 2018, Greece, Direction, Script, Production.
EGEO: The sea for me, 2017, Greece, Direction, Script, Production.
Education for whom?, 2014 Ghana, Kenya, Greece Production, script, filming.
Excision, Kenya, 2013 / Producer, research, still photography.
Immersion, Sierra Leone, 2013 / Ass. producer, still photography.
Mission in Vietnam, 2013 / Producer, research, filming, direction, script, photography.
The Outcasts, Ghana, 2012 / Producer, research, script, still photography.
Mzungu, Rwanda, 2012 / Producer, research, script, photography.
Wuha, Ethiopia, 2012 / Producer, research, script, photography.
Bangladesh: Journey to the land of the forsaken, 2012 / Ass. producer, still photography.
Kyekyewere, Ghana, 2011 / Research, script, photography.
Kuluhiro: Hope, Kenya, 2010 / Research, script, still photography.
Mission in Guatemala, 2009 / Research, script, still photography.
Blood Diamonds, 2007, Sierra Leone / Ass. producer.
Visions of Hope - International Exhibition, 2020
Athens Photo Scratch – EXODUS, Greece, 2018
#My_Andros – Athinais Cultural Center in Athens and selected venues on Andros, Greece, 2018.
The Image of the Savage – Rome, Italy, 2017, LoosenArt Gallery.
Vanitas: LoosenArt Gallery, Cagliari, Italy, LAB-A, 10 – 2016.
Youth. esp Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2016.
Blossom of Youth: CONTRAST Thessaloniki Photography Festival, 2014.
The Outcasts | Alleged Witches in Ghana: Athens Fringe festival, 2012.
Africa through the eyes of the volunteers, Athens Technopοlis, 2012.
Photobook “Africa Through The Eyes Of The Volunteers”, 2013, ActionAid.
And several online photobooks, exhibition catalogues and press publications.