George Tatakis

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

\\ Global representation by INSTITUTE, (USA / 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)

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.

References
Published on LiFo, Athens, Greece

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 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 react to what resonates with the photographer’s inner self and be able to communicate personal sensitivity and reaction to each scene that unfolds before him. The work focuses on the interactions of people, whose individuality and spontaneity separate them from one another. However, although separated, there are aspects of lifestyle that keep humans bonded.

Similar to any form of art, photography becomes meaningful when it is able to propose a different approach to life and be able to slightly bend 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 are so far the focus of the presented work.

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

Where to next?

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, Αυστρία

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

George Tatakis' choice of camera