PICTURES FROM A FESTIVAL by Zisis Kardianos

Spent a wonderful 4 days in Bielsko-Biala during one of the best photo festivals in central Europe. Met a lot of great photographers whom prior to the festival I only new from their images. Full program with solo exhibitions spread in galleries and museums around the small city, meetings with the audience, presentation and an authentic Polish hospitality. Really honoured to have been one of the invited guests.

FOTO ART FESTIVAL IN BIELSKO-BIALA by Zisis Kardianos

I'm presenting my work in a solo prints exhibition as part of the main exhibition program of the next Foto Art Festival in Bielsko-Biala, Polland, between Oct 13th to Oct 29th, 2017.

I'm thrilled to have been invited to the festival along with some great photographers such as Antonin Kratochvil, Evgeniy Vasen, Michael Ackerman, Otto Snoek, Jens Juul, Michal Adamski  and more!

I'm looking forward to present my work and myself to the welcoming Polish audience and to meet my fellow photographers both guests and visitors. 

WORKSHOP IN BRUSSELS by Zisis Kardianos

I'll co-lead a joint workshop with my colleague in Burn My Eye Barry Talis in the coming Brussels Street Photography Festival. It's not going to be a typical street photography workshop, but a workshop towards making a collaborative project centered in exploring place identity and character. The area will be Molenbeek which has gained a negative publicity during the last years as the hotbed of radical Islamists in Belgium. We are sure that there are other positive sides in the area worthy to exlpore and bring out to people's attention. The workshop is hosted in a community center of Molenbeek and we will try to get access to private places and activities of the local community. It's a workshop that will touch on the overllaping boundaries or if you prefer, the common ground of social documentary and street photography. It will involve a meticulous editing process that will continue long after the 3-day on-the-field practice is finished, with one-to-one online sessions until the final body of the participants' work emerges as a final series, which will give a rounded and varied photographic representation of the borough. It is the BSPF's intention to exhibit the produced series later in the year or perhaps during the next year's festival. This workshop aspires to offer a comprehensive knowledge towards collaborative project making, visual storytelling and shooting for a stoty rathen than for stand alone pictures. We truly believe that emergent photograpraphers will have a lot to gain from this, they will hone their picure-making and editing skills and at the end they will enjoy the process.

Dates: From Wednesday, October 4, 2017 until Friday, October 6, 2017

Location: Molenbeek [see map], a neighborhood in Brussels. Specific venue will be communicated after successfully registering.

Participants:Limited to 16

PUBLIC AWARD FOR MY SERIES IN LIMBO IN BSPF by Zisis Kardianos

I am very honoured to have won the Public Prize for my series "In Limbo" in the Brussels Street Photography Festival 2016 (International Series Category). The Public Prize is a result of a voting by all the visitors and fellow photographers during the first two days of the exhibition in Gallery Ravenstein in Brussels. Congratulations to all the winners and participants. Here is the results in the two international contests. International Series. First Prize: Sylvain Biard from France. Second Prize: Sixft Whiterabbit from United States. Public Prize: Zisis Kardianos from Greece. International Singles. First Prize: Davide Albani (Egb Shootr) from Italy. Second Prize: Paweł Piotrowski from Poland. Public Prize: Jeffrey De Keyser from Belgium. Honorable Mention: Pau Llobet Buscató from Spain. Honorable Mention: Yota Yoshida from Japan.

I am very honoured to have won the Public Prize for my series "In Limbo" in the Brussels Street Photography Festival 2016 (International Series Category).

The Public Prize is a result of a voting by all the visitors and fellow photographers during the first two days of the exhibition in Gallery Ravenstein in Brussels.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants. Here is the results in the two international contests.

International Series.
First Prize: Sylvain Biard from France.
Second Prize: Sixft Whiterabbit from United States.
Public Prize: Zisis Kardianos from Greece.

International Singles.
First Prize: Davide Albani (Egb Shootr) from Italy.
Second Prize: Paweł Piotrowski from Poland.
Public Prize: Jeffrey De Keyser from Belgium.
Honorable Mention: Pau Llobet Buscató from Spain.
Honorable Mention: Yota Yoshida from Japan.

BRUSSELS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2016 by Zisis Kardianos

One of my photographic series is exhibited as part of a group show hosting six more talented photographers from around the world, during the Brussels Street Photography Festival.

The Brussels Street Photography Festival (BSPF) Opening this Friday, October 28, 2016 from 19:00 @ Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels.

The program of the BSPF looks to explore street photography around different cultural events such as exhibitions, talks, lectures, round-tables, photo walks, portfolio critiques and workshops.

The main exhibition for the BSPF will show the work of the selected finalists from the contests‘ entries. There will be also a secondary exhibition featuring some of the work of the BSPF guests.

Both exhibitions will be open to all public for FREE at Galerie Ravenstein, Brussels and will be running from Friday 28th October (19:00) until Friday 11th November 2016.

The German Friend Jan Windszus by Zisis Kardianos

I met Jan the other day in the ferry coming back home after a day’s trip. We were the only two people on board taking pictures of the other passengers in a candid sort of way. I took his picture and after a while we got to know each other. It turns out that he was visiting my island on assignment from a German publisher. I offered to show him around. Jan is an excellent freelance photographer working in the documentary style with a very distinctive personal touch. He is quite potent in landscape, urban and portraitphotography but where he really thrives is on his soft - touch captures of daily life. He exhibits a street photographer’ predilection for decisive moments rendered in lush colour and majestic light. It seems to me that the work of Harry Gruyaert must have been one of his greatest inspirations. Definitely worth checking his website and follow his blog.

Associate Member in BULB photography collective by Zisis Kardianos

I'm happy to announce that I joined as an associate member the prolific BULB photography collective, after the above photograph was selected as one of the ten winning images.

The jury of the contest made an in depth critique of the photograph, presenting their rationale behind the choice.

"....Impressive, surrealist and difficult catch. Good framing along the lines and great decisive moment and overall mood. The dynamic lines of the bus and the expression of the 3 cloned subjects looking at the same direction up to the sky(perhaps a threat) are the winning elements of this image. Read more: http://www.bulbphotos.eu/products/winner-3-10/