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/

Feature and interview in Fotografia Magazine by Zisis Kardianos

Seasonality is both a gift and a curse for many locations around the world where tourism is the major source of income. Such is the case of Zakynthos, a breath-taking Greek island celebrated by Italian poet Ugo Foscolo in a well-known sonet. Like most small islands, Zakynthos is not nearly as frequented in winters as it is at summers – 54 year-old photographer Zisis Kardianos, who has spent in Zakynthos most of his life, has completed a series of photos called Off Season which capture the island’s lethargy in colder, tourist shy months.