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Published in the Black & White Spider Awards Winners Book 2019

Delighted to announce that as a winner at the 13th Black & White Spider Awards my image of the thinking chimpanzee has been published in the Winners Book 2019.

Produced to promote your achievement at the awards, the Winners Book is a sourcebook of photography talent that allows creatives to connect directly when looking to source talent for their projects.

The book is available here, while my image is here.

Honorable Mention in the 13th Black & White Spider Awards

Happy to announce that the “Portrait of a Chimpanzee", an image from my “Animal Kingdom” series received an Honorable Mention in the 13th International Black and White Spider Awards.

This year the Spider Awards received 6,404 entries from 77 countries, while the jury included the industry's biggest names such as Penguin Random House, London; Harper's Bazaar, UK; Victoria Film Festival, Canada; Silvan Faessler Fine Art, Zurich; Time Inc., London; and Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum in Florence.

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Exhibition at Blank Wall Gallery (4-16 Jan 2019)

Excited to announce that three of my recent images will be exhibited in the “Black & White” photography exhibition at Blank Wall Gallery from the 4th to 16th January 2019. 

My images will have excellent company: they will be exhibited among the work of many artists from around the world, like the Japanese photographer Naoki Fujihara who was Architecture Photographer of the Year on IPA 2018, the South African photo artist August Naude, the street photographer Michael Melachrinidis, and last but not least, my favourite minimalist artist Theodore Kefalopoulos.

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Silver Award in the PX3 Photography Awards 2018

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My project "Chimpanzee portraits" won the Silver Award in the "nature-Wildlife" category of the International Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) contest.

The Paris Photography Prize (PX3) was founded in 2007, and has since become one of the most prestigious photography awards.

The winning photographs will be presented in an exhibition in Paris at the Espace Beaurepaire (28 rue beaurepaire, Paris) from Tuesday, 10th July to Saturday, 14th July, 2018; see also the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379199022566317

"Gardens of Versailles" published at Dodho magazine

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Excited to announce that my work on the Gardens of Versailles was published by Dodho Magazine. 

Dodho.com is an international photography magazine launched in 2013 and currently has more than 750.000 annual hits and 1.600.000 pages views.

Dodho Magazine features the best of contemporary photography, bringing together diverse bodies of work by established and emerging artists from around the globe.

Have a look at my Versailles gallery over at dodho.com: https://www.dodho.com/serenity-gardens-versailles-gregoris-mentzas/

Honorable Award in IPA 2017 Competition

Pleased to announce that my series “Animal portraits” received an Honorable Award in the Nature - Wildlife category of the International Photography Awards 2017 Competition

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional and non-professional photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. 

This year, the International Photography Awards received 14,273 submissions from over 165 countries.

Animal portraits

Super excited to announce that I have won the overall award in the photo competition of the Attica Zoological Park and the first awards in two categories.

Many thanks to the evaluation committee and the Attica Zoological Park for organising the competition and hosting the lovely creatures who are the protagonists!

I am sharing below a gallery with the images I submitted to the contest.

Milky Way over the island of Kea

The Milky Way is a galaxy with a diameter between 100,000 and 180,000 light-years which contains 100 to 400 billion (yes, billion!) stars.

If you are in an area which is dark enough and the weather is clear, if you look towards the south you can see the milky way especially during the nights before, during or just after a new moon, when the moonlight is not strong. 

I consider myself lucky: the skies above the Kea island, where I spent my summer holidays, were dark and clear enough to make the milky way clearly visible even to the naked eye. 

So I couldn’t help myself. I am posting below the result of some nights’ work. Enjoy!