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George Tatakis

Recipient of 22x international photography awards.

George Tatakis is an internationally recognized photographer. He has exhibited and published his work in important institutions and media, such as the Benaki Museum in Athens and the Fragonard Museum, the New York Times, National Geographic and LFI. His body of work and numbered print owners are archived at the Benaki Museum.

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Exhibitions

Greece

ATHENS. THE BENAKI MUSEUM. NOV6 2018 - JAN13 2019. ETHOS

France

CANNES. GRASSE. MUSEE FRAGONARD. MAY25 - SEP22, 2019. ETHOS

United Kingdom

LONDON. KINGS CROSS. JUL - AUG 2018. ANOTHER EUROPE

Romania

BUCHAREST. APR 2019. ANOTHER EUROPE (ON TOUR)

Hungary

DEBRECEN. JUN 2021. ANOTHER EUROPE (ON TOUR)

United Kingdom

LONDON. SOMERSET HOUSE. APR 2022. SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS WINNERS' EXHIBITION.

South Korea

SEOUL. JUL - OCT 2022. DONGGANG INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL 2022.

Italy

MILAN. SEP - OCT 2022. FONDAZIONE STELLINE. SWPA TOUR.

Germany

BERLIN. OCT '22 - JAN '23. WILLY-BRANDT-HAUS. SWPA TOUR.

United States of America

SAN DIEGO. OCT '22 - MAR '23. MOPA. SWPA TOUR.

Turkey

ISTANBUL. SEP 2022. MIMAR SINAN FINE ARTS UNIVERSITY TOPHANE-I AMIRE CULTURE & ART CENTER SINGLE DOME HALL.

United Kingdom

LIVERPOOL. NOV - DEC '22. OPEN EYE GALLERY. SWPA TOUR.

Turkey

ANKARA. DEC 2022. CSO ADA ANKARA. ISTANBUL PHOTO AWARDS TOUR.

Spain

BARCELONA. VALID WORLD HALL GALLERY. MAR2 - 23 2023. LIFE-FRAMER ON TOUR

South Africa

JOHANNESBURG. FOTOZA GALLERY. MAY5 - 12 2023. LIFE-FRAMER ON TOUR

United States

BLOOMINGTON. FAR CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS. NOV3 - 18 2023. LIFE-FRAMER ON TOUR

References

Published on the New York Times, NY, USA

Published

Images are published internationally, including the New York Times, National Geographic, Leica LFI/M and more

10 page interview for LFI by Leica

Partnered

Partnered with National Geographic, TUI, Canon, Huawei, Leica, Blue Star Ferries, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, UNESCO, Open Farm

Digital archive held at Benaki Museum

Archive

Digital archive is held and safeguarded by the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece. Benaki, Fragonard (Cannes) and Avant-garde (Lugano) Museums keep works in their permanent collections.

SWPA

Sony World Photography Awards 2021. Winner, Portraits, 2nd place. Image selected as leading visual.

London, UK

VIEPA

Vienna International Photo Festival. Overall trophy winner.

Vienna, Austria

LICC

London International Creative Competition 2021. Winner in Shoot (Photo/Video)

London, UK

IPA

International Photography Awards 2021. Winner, 2nd place

New York, NY, USA

MonoVisions

MonoVisions Photography Awards 2022. Black & White Series of the Year

International

Life Framer

Life Framer, Home Sweet Home 2022. Winner, 2nd place

International

Istanbul Photo Awards

Istanbul Photo Awards 2022. Winner, 2nd place, Story portrait

İstanbul, Turkey

Px3

Prix de la Photographie 2021. Winner, 3rd place

Paris, France

VIEPA

Vienna International Photo Festival. Bronze Medal - Free Subject. Plus 5x Honorable mentions.

Seoul, South Korea

MUSE

MUSE Photography Awards 2022. Platinum Winner.

New York, NY, USA

IPA

International Photography Awards 2021. Jury Top 5

New York, NY, USA

TIFA

Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021. Official Selection

Tokyo, Japan

TIFA

Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021. Honorable Mention

Tokyo, Japan

All About Photo

All About Photo Awards 2022. Merit Award

International

DIPF

DongGang International Photo Festival. Open call selected artist exhibition.

Seoul, South Korea

reFocus

reFocus Awards. Honorable Mention.

United States of America

ND Awards

ND Awards. Honorable mention - People - Travel/Culture

International

Awards

Ryan Libre was hypnotized by this series. Was in a spell that lasted quite a while. Totally unforgettable.

International Photography Awards Jury

The people in your images fit into the beautiful scenarios perfectly

Leica camera editorial team

Thank you for the great photos

Antoine d' Agata, Photographer, Magnum Photos

While he might have been a mark for a flour bomb, the shots taken were well worth it.

Jennifer Tallerico, Editor, fstoppers.com

We love your photography.

Carla Erdmann, Editor LFI

Each person here has a story to tell to it feels like they are all unfolding in front of you.

Matt Adams, Editor National Geographic

Your pictures are AMAZIIIIIIIING!

Fragonard Museum team

The images plunge me back into Greece of my ancestors.

Nikos Aliagas

The images we have seen are absolutely brilliant.

the Benaki Museum

People say

Statement

The dominant concern when taking photographs is to perceive what resonates with one’s photographer’s inner self and to communicate one’s sensitivity and reaction to the scene that unfolds before one. My work focuses on interactions between people, whose individuality and spontaneity separate them from one another. However, although humans are thus separate, there are aspects of their way of life that hold them together.

Photography, like any other form of art, acquires meaning, when it suggests a different approach to life and so shifts the course of humanity, albeit only slightly, for the better. Greece is home to an abundance of local events and rituals bound to traditions and customs. Throughout Greece a great variety of such events take place. They are rooted in various periods or spring from various geographical origins. These events and the traditions surrounding them form the focus of the present work.

The outcome of this journey shows that, no matter how the different customs and traditions may seem initially, they share many similarities, even if one compares some ritual concerning Dionysus with a Christian rite. This is because people do not change and possess permanent sensitivities and needs. My work here attempts to show how individuals, thanks to their differences, can become close to each other. This represents, I hope, a more complex but interesting approach, which may help us avoid monotony in our lives today.

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