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).
ATHENS. THE BENAKI MUSEUM. NOV6 2018 - JAN13 2019. ETHOS
CANNES. GRASSE. MUSEE FRAGONARD. MAY25 - SEP22, 2019. ETHOS
LONDON. KINGS CROSS. JUL - AUG 2018. ANOTHER EUROPE
BUCHAREST. APR 2019. ANOTHER EUROPE (ON TOUR)
DEBRECEN. JUN 2021. ANOTHER EUROPE (ON TOUR)
LONDON. SOMERSET HOUSE. APR 2022. SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS WINNERS' EXHIBITION.
Images are published internationally, including the New York Times, National Geographic, Leica LFI/M and more
Partnered with Canon, Huawei, Leica, Blue Star Ferries, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, UNESCO
Digital archive is held and safeguarded by the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
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.
Where to next?
Sony World Photography Awards 2021. Winner, Portraits, 2nd place. Image selected as leading visual.
London International Creative Competition 2021. Winner in Shoot (Photo/Video)
International Photography Awards 2021. Winner, 2nd place
Life Framer, Home Sweet Home 2022. Winner, 2nd place
Istanbul Photo Awards
Istanbul Photo Awards 2022. Winner, 2nd place, Story portrait
Prix de la Photographie 2021. Winner, 3rd place
MUSE Photography Awards 2022. Platinum Winner.
International Photography Awards 2021. Jury Top 5
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021. Official Selection
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021. Honorable Mention
All About Photo
All About Photo Awards 2022. Merit Award