Yorgos Karagiannakis is a documentary film-maker, independent scholar and a visiting fellow at the University of Sussex. He has studied photography and film in both Athens and Edinburgh and holds a PhD in documentary film-making from Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He has produced a number of documentary films, worked as a part of a team in several fiction films and as a professional documentary and TV reportage editor. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate photography and film courses at Edinburgh Napier University and University of Sussex, UK and his academic research interests include: identity in the Balkans; visual ethnographic theory and practice; and the effects the economic crisis is having on local communities and identities. Currently, he divides his time between Edinburgh and Athens.
Tijana Rakić is an academic and a documentary film-maker. She holds a PhD from Edinburgh Napier University, where she also teaches tourism on undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research interests lie in the use of visual methods in social science research in general and tourism studies in particular; heritage, identity and tourism studies; and more recently, the impacts of the economic crisis on the representation and experience of Athens as a tourist destination. She has published academic papers in these areas and has also co-edited several academic books: An Introduction to Visual Research Methods in Tourism (Routledge, 2012, with D. Chambers), Narratives of Travel and Tourism (Ashgate, 2012, with J. Tivers) and Travel, Tourism and Art (Ashgate, forthcoming, with J. Lester).