Honorable Mention / 2018 / Advertising / Architecture

Colours

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    Stefanos Kouratzis

Nicosia's colours

Stefanos Kouratzis (b. 1975, Athens, Greece) is a photographer living and working in Cyprus since 2001.
For the last years has been working for “Phileleftheros Group” and the European University of Cyprus. Over the years collaborated with international media News Agencies.
Studied at Focus, School of Art Photography, Video and New Technologies (Athens, Greeece) and took online courses at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York).
His career in Photography starts at the same time with his studies in 1994.
Has travelled and covered stories in different countries around the globe including Cuba, Lebanon, Palestine and Iran among others.
He participates at the 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2018, part of the Cyprus Pavilion (I Am Where You Are).
For his work he has received international awards and distinctions from organizations such as PDN (Photo Annual), IPA (International Photography Award), PX3 (Prix de la Photographie), MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards ), Fujifilm EuroPress Awards etc.
His photos are in books and private collections in Cyprus, Greece, Spain and Brazil.
The way he constantly explores Photography as medium, makes his work quite diverse, multidimensional and multilayered. From Photojournalism to Fine Art Photography and from Abstract to Contemporary as he constantly balances between everyday news coverage and long term projects while entering different realms of expression.
"Photography unlocks the chains of reality as we know it"

Awards ΙPA, International Photography Awards, 2017

2nd Place, Category: Special -Other

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Honorable mention in categories: Architecture/Interiors (x1),
Architecture/Other (x1)


MIFA, Moscow International Foto Awards 2017

3nd Place Winner x 2, Categories : People/Wedding & Event/Wedding

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Honorable Mention in categories: Fine Art/Abstract (1), Architecture/Interiors (x1)


PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2017

Bronze Winner, Category: Portraiture/Wedding

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Honorable Mention in categories: Fine Art/Abstract (x3), Advertising/Architecture (x2) & Press/General News (x1)


2016

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

Silver Winner, Category: Nature/ Wildlife
FAPA, Fine Art Photography Awards, 2nd Edition, 2015-2016

Nominee, Categories : Architecture, Abstract, Wildlife / Animals, Panoramic and People

MIFA, Moscow International Foto Awards 2016

2nd Place Winner, Category: &
Honorable Mention, Category: Sports

The EPSON International Pano Awards 2016

Silver Award, Category: Open Nature / Landscapes

IPA, International Photography Awards 2016

Honorable Mention, Categories: Fine Art/Abstract, Architecture/Industrial, Architecture/Other and Nature/Wildlife

2015

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

Third Prize (People's Choice), Category Nature/Sky

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Honorable Mention, Category Fine Art/Abstract

2014

Black & White Spider Awards

Honorable Mention, Category, Sport


2007

Photo Contest “Beijing – An Olympic City in View” 2007

Beijing Foreign Cultural Exchanges Center

Certificate of Excellence


Venice International Photo Contest

2nd place

Category “Photojournalism” (colour)


Pancyprian Photo Competition by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO)

1st Place

Category “Cyprus Gastronomy”


2004

Fujifilm Euro Press Awards 2004 – Cyprus

Winner in Categories “Nature and “Technique”


2002

Fujifilm Euro Press Awards 2002 – Cyprus

National Winner, Overall

Winner in Categories “News” and “Features”.