Bio & Awards

About Gregoris

Photographier: C’est mettre sur la même ligne de mire la tête, l’œil et le cœur. C’est une façon de vivre. Henri Cartier-Bresson

Gregoris Mentzas leads a double life as an academic professor and a fine art photographer.

He is a professor at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, where he teaches management information systems and leads a multidisciplinary research group with activities focusing on e-business, e-government and social computing. 

Back in the analog film era, he attended a two-year course at the Fotokinisi (later Focus) photography school, a one-year seminar on cinematography and film directing and participated in seminars given by renowned Greek photographers like Takis Zerdevas, Nikos Panayotopoulos and Platon Rivellis. During that time he also participated in two group photo exhibitions.

An avid black and white analog photographer, he let his passion stay dormant for years and only recently started anew his journey in digital photography. 

His work focuses on the concepts of time and decay, tranquility and silence.

He strives to capture serenity and encapsulate the ephemeral quality of calmness.

He rarely succeeds.

Publications

  • 2017: The "Gardens of Versailles" collection was published in the Dodho magazine; see https://www.dodho.com/serenity-gardens-versailles-gregoris-mentzas/

  • 2016: The “Roses" collection was published in the Photographos magazine, July-August 2016 issue.

  • 2016: Two photographs from the "Nightscape" series were published in the Photographos magazine in the May-June 2016 issue.

Exhibitions

Fine Art Photography Awards

2018

  • 3rd place winner and Bronze Award at the "Nature / Wildlife" category of TIFA awards 2017 for my portfolio "Chimpanzee Portraits".

  • Two Honorable Mentions in the "Monochrome Awards 2017“ in the Wildlife category for the images "The Hug" and "The Thinker" from my project "Chimpanzee portraits".

2017

2016

2015

  • Five Awards In The PX3 "Prix De La Photographie, Paris" International Photo Competition

    • Second place - Silver Award - Flowers Category with the series "Roses in decay"

    • Second place - Silver Award - Water Category with the series "Waterfall"

    • Third place - Bronze Award - Flowers Category with the series "Calla lily portraits"

    • Two honorable mentions for the flower series ("Roses in decay", and "Calla Lily portraits")

2014