Monday 23 Sep 2019

Photographic Exhibition 4USTREETS by Costas Kyriakides

Category: Periodical Exhibitions
Published Date Written by Thalassa Museum


Costas was born in 1962 in Famagusta, Cyprus and lives at present in Ayia Napa. He has four children, two daughters and two sons.

His interest in photography started at an early age, capturing landscape and portraits. Followed by wedding photography in which he could let his photographic creativity flow. With his unique style he soon became one of the most sought after wedding photographer in Cyprus and abroad. His images are known to be extraordinary and one of a kind.

Every wedding is unique and it is Costas aim to create beautiful award winning images for each and every wedding couple.

He has published the magazine Cyprus Geographic, and a booklet of the old churches in the area.

Costas was awarded the Fellowship of the Master Photographers Association (FMPA).

The Fellowship in The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (FSINWP), the Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS),                            the Associateship of the British Institute of Professional Photographers ( ABIPP),                  the Associateship of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (ASWPP),              the Associateship of the British Professional Photographers Association (ABPPA),

the award of Excellence of the Federation Internationale de l' Art Photographique (EFIAP).

Commercial Photographer of the year Newcastle, UK 2009. MPA AWARDS

Advertise Photographer of the Year Newcastle, UK 2009. MPA AWARDS

Winner of the BIPP Annual Competition Cosford, UK 2009 BIPP AWARDS

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2007 of the British Professional Photographers Assosiation BPPA AWARDS.

Nature and Environmental Photographer of the Year 2006 of the British Photographers Assosiation BPPA AWARDS.

Some more information:

Operating as a Reuter’s photojournalist in 1996.

Costas covered live the events that happened in Dherinia, near Famagusta, when the Turks beat to death one Greek Cypriot and shot another during an anti-occupation protest.

These sensational images were circulated by the international media, including the Guardian (front page), Le Figaro (front page), Stern magazine, Newsweek magazine, throughout the world.

For this unique achievement, he was awarded a special medallion by the Cyprus government.

He made 3 short films: Dancing Life 2011, My Cross to Beat 2013 and Budapest Homeless 2015.

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