George Tatakis

George Tatakis is exhibiting and publishing his work internationally in important institutions and media, such as the Benaki and Fragonard Museums, National Geographic and LFI. His body of work and numbered/ signed print owners are archived at the Benaki Museum.

\\ Global representation by INSTITUTE, UK.

Photographer George Tatakis self portrait

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)

References

Published on LiFo, Athens, Greece

Published

Images are published internationally, including National Geographic, Leica LFI/M, fstoppers and more

10 page interview for LFI by Leica

Partnered

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

Digital archive held at Benaki Museum

Archive

Digital archive is held and safeguarded by the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Statement

The dominant concern when making pictures is to perceive what resonates with the photographer’s inner self and be able to communicate his personal sensitivity and his reaction to each scene that unfolds before him. The work focuses on interactions between people, whose individuality and spontaneity separates them from one another. However, although separated, there are aspects of lifestyle that keep humans together.

Photography, just as any other form of art, becomes meaningful when it is able to propose a different approach to life and slightly shift the course of humanity for the better.

Greece is home to an abundance of local events, that are bound to traditions and customs. Across the four corners of the country a great variety of events take place, related either to different times in history or geographic origins. These events and the tradition around them are so far the focus of the presented work.

The journey’s outcome shows that no matter how the different customs and traditions may seem at the beginning, they share many similarities, even when a Dionysian custom is compared to a Christian one. This is because people have always been people, with similar sensitivities and needs. This work attempts to depict the ability of people to come close through their differences, thus presenting a more complex but interesting approach which may help avoid the danger of monotony in our modern lives.

Bride in Thrace, Greece. Photography by George Tatakis

Weddings

You could have my eyes on your wedding by inviting me to your day. Only a few weddings are accepted, so if you really like my work, please ask. The process requires an interview so that we see we are both happy with the project and then we proceed with the quotation on the spot and take the paperwork out of the way.

Keep in mind: As my time is very limited, please allow one month period from the time we first get in touch to our interview day. ​

Please note that prices for my time start at 8,000 euros plus travel expenses. Books and museum giclée prints are available to order.​

Dowry in Olympos, Karpathos, Greece by photographer George Tatakis

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