Born in Athens in 1970, Cristos Sarris started his career as a professional photographer in 2000. Having studied to be a surveyor for three years at the University of Thessalonica, Sarris dropped out and explored various areas. Heavily influenced by the social documentary style work of Walker Evans, he took a two year long Photography class.
In 2004-2009, whilst living in Paris and travelling, Sarris self-published a limited edition book, Happiness. The publication featured photographs from 19 countries, exploring Western civilisation's colonising culture. Part of the book was exhibited in Paris at the annual Mois De La Photo in 2008, and at MACHINE-A in 2009.
Since, he has volunteered for the public relations team for the Doctors of The World brunch in Greece, where he documented the living conditions of the people of Perama, one of the poorest areas in Greece. In 2013 he worked on a video installation Athens 2267 based on discussing the future of Athens, which was selected for the urban art project ReMap 4. The video was later included in a group exhibition at the Sala Uno gallery in Rome, with the support of the Museum of Rome. In 2015, Sarris was commissioned by the Onassis Cultural Center in New York to produce a short film about Greek citizens that had never visited Athens. The short film was part of the exhibition Strange Cities. In 2016, Sarris began work on a new documentary about the cultural impact of the DIY punk rock scene in the Balkans.
Sarris' work has been published in publications including HOMME+, Paris Match, Esquire and Marie Claire.