Βorn in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in 1953, to Greek parents who were expatriates in Alikarnassos, Asia Minor. As his father, George Markoglou was an established artistic photographer, he was inducted into the magical world of photography at an early age. Next to his father, young Dimitrios was taught the techniques of the dark room, black & white and coloured photography, retouching negatives, shooting in studios, artistic portrait photography… Professionally he worked on shoots, video capturing-editing picture and sound, as well as on the advertising photography field.
In the last ten years he has turned to the graphic arts, along with photography and he runs his own business in Heraklion. He is a member of the Hellenic Photographic Society in Heraklion and since 2005 he has been taking part in international competitions, upholding the tradition and the records of his family in photography. He has won 29 golden, 13 silver, and 11 bronze awards, 75 diplomas and medals as well as 955 acceptances in 244 international artistic competitions under the auspices of FIAP and PSA worldwide. Photographs of his have been published in numerous photography magazines and printouts. In 2008 he won the first award of best collection and a personal exhibition of his work was held in Budapest, Hungary, from 27/9/08 to 6/10/08. In the same year he was a judge in the 2nd international exhibition, organized by the local photographic club in Celje of Slovenia and he was honoured with 1 star for his coloured, black & white and digital photographs by the Photographic Society of America (PSA). In September 2010 he was awarded the title of A.FIAP (artist photographer) by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).
In winder 2009-2010 he was in charge of a group of amateur photographers, all members of the Hellenic Photographic Society of Heraklion. The aim was to explore the depths of the art of photography and that project was completed successfully. Also, in July 2010 he was a judge in the Pan-Hellenic Exhibition of Artistic Photography, organized by the Hellenic Photographic Society of Heraklion. In September 2010 his first personal exhibition took place in Heraklion of Crete, at the st. Mark's Basilica, consisting of 135 artistic photographs, printed on canvas. One year later was followed by the second exhibition, in the exhibition place of Famagusta Gate in Nicosia.
He is married to Christina Zervou, who is also involved in photography, and they have two children, George and Eva.
All images © Dimitrios Markoglou