Maria Louka has studied psychology at Panteion University, Athens and works as a journalist. She has worked with VICE Greece and VICE NEWS, Epsilon (Sunday supplement of Eleytherotypia daily), Stokokkino 105.5 Radio, protagon gr, ΒΗΜΑgazino (Sunday supplement of Vima newspaper) and Inside Story. She was part of the investigative team for the documentary ‘The Tribes of Athens (ΕΡΤ), for the documentary Beyond Gender Greece (ANT1) and for the documentary series Football Legends (Cosmote TV). She is also member of Depression Era Project . Her pieces have appeared at Bozar Gallery, Museum of Photography Thessaloniki (exhibition “Another Life”), Crete (Med Photo Festival). She was the recipient of the Eleni Vlachou Journalism Award in 2013.
Maria Louka has been nominated 4 times for the European Press Prize – in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and 2018.