NICOS AVRAAMIDES
IS AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING
PHOTOGRAPHER & CINEMATOGRAPHER.


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Nicos Avraamides started working as a professional photographer in 1981. In 1992, following his training course with BBC on broadcast production, he worked at TV Channels LOGOS and MEGA as Director of Photography until 2002. From 1992 to date, he continues his career as Photographer/Director of Photography taking part on independent productions. His passion has taken him around the globe, where he has worked on a plethora of TV productions, documentaries and feature films. He has received numerous awards for his work in photography and documentary/feature film contests around the world.

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2016 PWS Convention, Athens: 2 Excellence Merit Awards
  • 2015 WPPI – 3rd Award, Album Competition, Event / Informal Category
  • 2015 I AM PHOTOGRAPHER, Estonia: The best Reportage photo (Award)
  • 2015 PWS Convention, Athens: 2x 2nd Awards & 8x Excellence Awards
  • 2015 – Federation of European Photographers – Reportage category, 1st Distinction and Wedding category 1st Merit.
  • 2014 – Australian institute of professional photographer: Documentary category GOLD , SILVER with distinction and SILVER AWARD.
  • 2014 – PWS 1st on category – open album, 2nd  on wedding photojournalism, 2nd & 3rd on Black & White photojournalism, and six excellence award.
  • 2013 – GRAND AWARD, 1st & 2nd on Black & White photography and five excellence award in Athens 2013 PWS.
  • 2012 – PWS excellence award in Athens.
  • 2003 –  Europress photo awards two 1st places cyprus awards.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2002 Freelance director of photography/ camera operator/ photographer
  • 1999 Director of photography/ camera operator for MEGA TV channel
  • 1992 Director of photography/ camera operator for LOGOS TV channel
  • 1992 BBC Training certificate in video production
  • 1981 Professional freelance photographer

CINEMATOGRAPHY

TELEVISION PRODUCTION – DOCUMENTARIES
  • 2014 Amiapntos Mine: Past, Present and Future
  • 2014 Cypriot medieval glazed pottery
  • 2014 Cypriot organic farmers
  • 2013 Our dear Nicos
  • 2012 Lefkara lace embroidery
  • 2010 The Venetian walls of Nicosia
  • 2010 Troodos… ke egeneto Kypros (and let there by Cyprus)
  • 2010 Saint Lazarus and Cyprus
  • 2009 Alona: Recording memories
  • 2009 Kato Polemidia: From yesterday to today
  • 2009 Excavating at Salamis in Cyprus, 1952-74
  • 2008 Weaving Ladies of Cyprus
  • 2007 Miners’ memories
  • 2006 Union of Municipalities
  • 2006 State Laboratory
  • 2006 People in space and time (Ayios Athanasios Municipality)
  • 2006 The bread of the Cypriots (Best documentary award at the 4th Cyprus Short Film and Documentary Festival in 2007)
  • 2006 Limassol Carnival
  • 2005 Water Board of Larnaka
  • 2004 Cyprus Petroleum Refinery 1971 – 2004
  • 2004 Cyprus: 10 000 years of civilisation (CTO production)
  • 2004 – 2013 Short films on Cypriots for “Biz – Emeis (us)” – RIK
  • 2004 The last kerchief-maker of Cyprus
  • 2003 Akrotiri – wild peninsula (Metropolis of Limassol)
  • 2003 The path of the Barbarians (Metropolis of Paphos)
  • 2003 Odessa, memories of an undying Greek presence (A.G. Leventis Foundation)
  • 2002 50 years of the Water Board of Limassol
  • 2002 Filler for Capital TV (awarded by the Cyprus Radio – Television Authority)
  • 2002 British concentration camps – Kokkinotrimithia
  • 2002 By hand (awarded 1st prize by the Cyprus Radio –Television Authority)
  • 2001 The roots of the Cyprus wine (awarded 1st prize by the Cyprus Radio –Television Authority)
  • 2001 A Tuesday, a Wednesday, a truth (awarded 1st prize by the Cyprus Radio –Television Authority)
  • 2001 Machairas Monastery (awarded by the Cyprus Radio –Television Authority)
  • 2001 War prisoners – Cyprus ’74 (awarded by the Cyprus Radio –Television Authority)
  • 1999 Cypriot musicians
  • 1999 Holy Land
  • 1998 Orthodoxy in Africa
  • 1998 Patriarchate of Alexandria
  • 1997 Hellenism in Egypt
  • 1997 Costas Argyrou (simpleminded artist)
  • 1995-96 Cyprus – a never-ending journey
  • 1994-95 Cypriot artists
  • 1993 The Griko people of Italy
  • 1992- 94 Filler – scenes of Cyprus

CINEMATOGRAPHY

FILM PRODUCTION
  • 2015 Loki, Short Film, duration: 30-minutes
  • 2012 Dead End, drama film, duration: 15-minute (2 international awards)
  • 2012 Up or Down, drama film, duration: 15-minute
  • 2011 God’s Amnesia, drama film, duration: 15-minute (12 international awards)
  • 2008 Helmets, drama film, duration: 15-minute (Best cinematography award at the 32nd Drama Film Festival in 2009)
  • 2007 Broken pomegranate, (Turkish/Greek-Cypriot production), film
  • 2006 Honey & wine, feature film
  • 2004 Passion, drama film
  • 2004 Yellow Channel, narrative film, super 16mm film, duration: 16 minutes
  • 2004 Moussaka, drama film
  • 2001 Souvlakia – sheftalia, drama film, super 16mm film, duration: 17 minutes (2nd prize at the 2nd International Short Film Festival of Cyprus), (awarded by the Cyprus Radio – Television Authority)
  • 2001 The secret of the 1st day, drama film, 16mm film, duration: 25 minutes
  • 2001 The other Artemis drama film, super 16mm film, duration: 7 minutes, (Best short fiction film award at the 5th Olympia Film Festival)
  • 2000 Once upon a radio, drama film, 16mm film, duration: 7 minutes
  • 1999 Where souls meet, drama film, super 16mm film, duration: 20 minutes
  • 1999 Figures of Cypriot litterateurs, 16mm film, duration: 90 minutes
  • 1998 Tilemachos Kanthos, 16mm film, duration: 73 minutes
  • 1998 Moments of life, drama film, 16mm film, duration: 18 minutes
  • 1997 The insect collector, drama film, 16mm film, duration: 23 minutes, (Award of Merit at the 1st International Short Film Festival of Cyprus in 2000)

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Nicos Avraamides is a member of the following associations for professional photographers: PWSFEPSWPPCYPPA
  • 2008 He received the title of ABPPA from the professional association Imagemakers UK
  • 2008 He received the title of ABPPA from the British Institute of Professional Photographers
  • 1990 He received the title LMPA from the Master Photographers Association
  • 1988 He obtained the AFIAP distinction

EXHIBITIONS

  • International Distinctions: He took part in competitions in several countries including India, Spain, Holland, Greece, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Japan and Great Britain.
  • 2015 I AM PHOTOGRAPHER, Estonia: The best Reportage photo (Award)
  • 2015 PWS Convention, Athens: 2x 2nd Awards & 8x Excellence Awards
  • 2015 European Professional Photographer FEP: Finalist for Merit Award & Distinction Award
  • 2014 Australian Professional Photography Awards: Documentary 2014 Gold Award, Documentary 2014 Silver distinction Award & Documentary 2014 Silver Award
  • 2014 PWS Convention, Athens: 1st Award at the open album category, 2nd Award at wedding photojournalism, 2nd & 3rd Award at B&W and 6x Excellence Awards
  • 2013 PWS Convention, Athens: Grand Award, 1st & 2nd, and 5x Excellence Awards
  • 2012 PWS Convention, Athens: Excellence Award
  • 2007 Group exhibition titled “Photography exhibition of FIAP holders”
  • 2003 Euro Press Photo Awards: 2x 1st place Cypriot awards
  • 2002 “Humans II” B & W exhibition (joint exhibition)
  • 2000 “Humans” B & W exhibition – photographs from Europe, Asia and Africa (joint exhibition)
  • 1994 “Divided Cyprus” exhibition for the Green Line, organised by the Engomi Municipality in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1993 22e Monochrome – Biennale, Nederland – 1st price in Creative Department
  • 1991 Aix-en- Provence, France – participation at the 4th photographic festival of “Identités Méditerranée”
  • 1990-91 FIAP Kodak competition, 2nd Kodak prize
  • 1990 Arion, Belgium – 3rd solo exhibition
  • 1990 Paris, France, participation in a group exhibition organised by the French cultural centre, titled “L’ Orient des cafés”. Itinerant exhibition covering the Mediterranean
  • 1990 Athens, Greece – solo exhibition at the “House of Cyprus” with photographs from 1988 to 1990
  • 1989 Nicosia, Cyprus – “Double regard”, two artists’ exhibition, Nicos Avraamides was chosen to photograph Paris and Claire Santrot was chosen to photograph Cyprus
  • 1989 Plodviv, Bulgaria – 2nd solo exhibition “Furies” after an invitation of the Bulgarian Photographers’ Association
  • 1989 Paris, France – “Prix France de Paris”, group exhibition “Espace, photographic work”
  • 1988 Won the competition organised by Air France and was invited to Paris for a photographic study
  • 1988 Nicosia, Cyprus – 1st solo exhibition Black & White art photography
  • 1983 Limassol, Cyprus – group exhibition, art photography