, About

Photography for me is to see and to feel. Ιf you don’t feel what you see then you will never be able to make others feel anything when they look at the photos.”   

Nicos Avraamides career as a photographer started in 1981. In 1992 his work for a TV production had him trained at BBC in video production. Throughout the years he worked with many TV stations across Cyprus up until 2002 where he become a freelancer and he continued his career as a photographer / director of photography in independent productions. His work, had him travel to many countries and work on a variety of documentaries, television productions and films. Nicos Avraamides is a member of the following associations for professional photographers: PWS, FEP,CPA.
CV

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

2010-2020 I have worked with Dias and Sigma TV on many productions, such

            as Madam Figaro, Music Awards, the cooking programs series

            ‘Kokkino Podylato’

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

 

2019  Mitsero, times of old

2018  Cyprus food virtual museum

2018  Chlorakas : From yesterday to today

2017   Pentadaktylos “so close….yet so far”

2017   Carob black gold of Cyprus

2016    Lapithos Lace

2015    The sea remains

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

FILM PRODUCTION

 

2017   30, drama film, duration: 15-minute

2015    Locky, drama film, duration: 15-minute

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:

PWS,

FEP,

SWPP,

CYPPA

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 & AWARDS

 

International Distinctions: He took part in competitions in several countries including India, Spain, Holland, Greece, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Japan and Great Britain.

2019  ONE EYELAND Top 10 Fashion Contest BRONZE Award

2019   ONE EYELAND Top 10 B&W Contest: BRONZE Award

2019   PWS Convention, Athens: 1 Merit Award

2018   PWS Convention, Athens: 2 Merit Awards

2017   PWS Convention, Athens: 2 Merit Awards

2016    PWS Convention, Athens: 2 Merit Awards

2015 I AM PHOTOGRAPHER, Estonia: The best Reportage photo (Award)

2015   WPPI [USA] third place album competition event/informal category

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

© Nicos Avraamides 2020