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Born in Athens in 1969, Vassilis Tzoumas has started photography in 1987, while studying Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. After his graduation, he continued working as a professional photographer specializing in portraits, social events, commercial and sports photography. His customers today include many Greek, but also large multinational companies such as Sony, Land Rover, Toyota and Pepsico.
During the early stages of his career, his passion for horses lead him to equestrian sport events photography. As from 1990, he has covered all Greek Equestrian events as an official photographer of the Hellenic Equestrian Federation. Other major international equestrian events covered include CSI's in Athens, Istanbul, London (Olympia) and the 2004 Olympic and Paraolympic Games in Athens.
In 2003, he made his first art photography attempt during the 2002-2003 International Nikon Photo Contest. He received an award for his work "True Friends" (a horse portrait), an award that was all the more meaningful since he was the only Greek photographer to obtain an award. The contest organised by Nikon and UNICEF registered 26,000 entries with more than 8,000 participants from 102 countries. Over 35% of the participants were from the Americas, followed by the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and finally, the Middle East and Africa. On the same year, Tzoumas becomes a member of the Greek Art Photographers Club.
In June 2006, Tzoumas' talent was also highly valued on his equestrian photography exhibition "The horse, the athlete", which was held at the Hellenic Equestrian Club during the final phase of the Greek Equestrian National Cup.
As from 2005, the talented photographer became aware of the Hellenic Hipparion or Skyros horses' tragic destiny. He seized the opportunity of visiting Skyros and Corfu to prepare an art photography show where the ancient small-horse is not only a relic from Greek antiquity, but also the live companion of several very young passionate riders. His work on the subject is presented for the first time in Sept.-Oct. 2007 at the Olympic Equestrian Centre of Markopoulo in Athens, on the occasion of prestigious equestrian events such as the Athina Onassis "Grand Champions Tour".