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Alexandros Maragos is an Athens-based filmmaker & photographer.

Alex has been involved in films, documentaries, ads and tv projects in various capacities. As a Cinematographer his latest credits include Balkan Spirit (Feature Documentary), directed by Hermann Vaske, featuring Angelina Jolie, Marina Abramović, Goran Bregović, Emir Kusturica, Isabelle Huppert, Anamaria Marinca, Slavoj Žižek, Phedon Papamichael, and 300: Rise of an Empire (Warner Bros.) where he was among the cinematographers of the official 11-part documentary series on the blu-ray/dvd release.

As a Director he has completed & released four short documentaries including the 2014 Cinematography Profile Phedon Papamichael: A Life Behind The Lens about the career of the Oscar-nominated Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael.


Alex is known for his landscape photography, astrophotography and timelapse imagery.

In addition to having been featured by international organizations and publications including NASA and National Geographic, Alex's photography and timelapse imagery has been licensed by various corporations such as Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi, The Washington Post, ABC, NBC, Viacom Media Networks, Lonely Planet Publications, Boeing Aerospace Company and more.

In 2011, BBC's monthly documentary series on astronomy The Sky at Night aired his astrophotography work and in the same year, the science centre International Centre for Life in UK included his timelapse imagery on the digital planetarium show "On the Shoulders of Giants".

In 2012, Getty Images offered him an invitation to join the agency. Since then, he is a Getty Images contributing photographer and member of the Getty Images Global Assignments Roaster.

In 2014, the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens​ used Alex's astrophotography to decorate the interior of its facilities with large format prints.

In 2015, he was invited to participate in the Mosaic of Change Live Architectural Projection Experience show in Paris, France in celebration of UNESCO's 70th anniversary. A first-of-its-kind large scale projection show on the exterior facades of UNESCO's iconic headquarters.

Currently he is working on various documentary & photography projects.