What a way to say goodbye to 2019. The KEAN 70-year anniversary campaign has been doubly honoured by the prestigious Tokyo International Foto Awards, by becoming the Gold Winner of the Advertising/Food Professional Category as well as the Silver Winner of the Advertising/Self-Promotion Professional Category. This means that the work will travel to Tokyo to be exhibited among the other winners. I am super excited that Cyprus will be represented at this exhibition, showcasing a family's commitment to saving a very important element of our landscape, which is citrus cultivation.
A good day for the promotion of our little island's treasures. The highly acclaimed ND Photography Awards 2019 honoured Places of Wonder and KEAN 70-year Anniversary Campaign with Honourable Mentions. The former refers to a project I was commissioned by the Cyprus Department of Antiquities to showcase some of the island's extraordinary archaeological places. The latter to a project I was commissioned by KEAN Soft Drinks with the aim to capture the process, from the field to the bottle, while showcasing the family company’s commitment to preserving the Cyprus orange.
Visit the awards and view all the amazing work here https://ndawards.net/winners-gallery/nd-awards-2019/professional/architecture
So happy and excited to have been awarded a Professional Honorable Mention in this year's International Photography Awards, considered to be among the 10 most prestigious awards in the world, this year there were more than 12000 entries from 110 countries. The Honorable Mention is for a project I was commissioned by the Cyprus Department of Antiquities to showcase some of Cyprus's extraordinary archaeological places.
2019 International Photography Awards : Honorable Mention in Professional Architecture, Historic - Places of wonder
Links to the awards and the entry below:
Places of wonder
'Cyprus is situated at the crossroads between three continents. The island’s position allowed the development of a unique culture which evolved from the 10th cent. BC. Having been under the control or influence of Kings, Pharaohs, Emperors, Crusaders, Sultans and many more, it boasts a rich archaeological heritage. Cypriot antiquities grace museums all over the world. Others are anchored on the land where they were brought into being, as sites of international importance. I was commissioned by the Republic of Cyprus’s Department of Antiquities to showcase some of these extraordinary places.'
Thank you to Four Seasons for featuring me yet again in their magazine in the article 'Cyprus through the lens'
Below are the two double spread pages in the Issue 32 Summer 2019 of the Four Seasons Magazine
Got back with the team to photograph promotional material for the upcoming Lefkara Eliminator Race a cycling event which will take place on the 7th of April. So if anyone is interested in joining visit the official website here: https://www.lefkara-eliminator.com
The Cross-country eliminator (XCE) is a new mountain bike race format in which four riders compete against each other in each heat, similar to Four-cross. The two fastest riders get to the next round while the two slower riders are eliminated from the race.
The format differs from the classic cross-country race both in its sprint character and the separation of the race into heats. The 500m - 1000m short track itself is similar to XC tracks, going both uphill and downhill.
Hello February! I am very happy to have received two honorable mentions in the 8th Annual MPA awards in the category 'Travel & Adventure'.
Visit the awards page to see all the amazing work created with mobile phones.
Thank you to Hermes Airports for a seven page interview on their official Hermes Airports Magazine, issue no.2
Super awesome of OWKzine an independent zine publication of Cyprus to feature a taste of my 'Red Soil' project.
Learn more about the publication here: owkzine.com
Santa Claus came early for me this year. The 2018 Neutral Density Photography Awards have been incredibly kind to me.
For starters, the AUDI Campaign 'An island of wonders becomes a playground' received yet another awesome distinction gaining 2nd Place and a Silver Star in the Professional Special:Advertising Category. What made me even happier, was that the 1st Place in this specific category was also awarded to a Cypriot, Elena Paraskeva, so congrats to our little island!
Secondly, as my cyclist friends will agree, we are super excited about our collaborative project `Cycle to Discover` receiving 1st Place and a Gold Star in the Professional Editorial:Sports Category. This collaborative project reflects on the team’s joint efforts to inspire a pursuit of the outdoors, brought together by the shared love for the often-overlooked Cypriot countryside, and the need to communicate the exploration that it so discreetly promises. Travelling through the island’s rolling landscape, in the bloom of Spring, the dry of Summer and the crimson of Autumn, the team attempted to create visually impactful imagery, aimed at inspiring others to reconnect with the outdoors.
The Cycle to Discover team is comprised of cyclists Nicodemos Protopapas and Michalis Karatzis, and photographer Silvio Rusmigo.
Finally, my personal project Redsoil, aiming to communicate the issue of illegal killing of migratory birds in Cyprus received an Honourable Mention in the Editorial: Environmental Category.
'Redsoil', my most recent personal endeavour, can be described as a series that communicates the issue of illegal killing of migratory birds in Cyprus by engaging in a post-mortem inquiry into the story of these birds’ unfortunate ending. Recently printed as a dummy book by OWK press, and while we are still in the process of securing some funding for its future publication and/or evolution, this series has already welcomed positive attention and recognition.
Firstly, being my MA thesis, 'Redsoil' granted me a place as a University of the Arts London alumni and a distinction in LCC's MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. The dummy book was also selected by the International Association of Photography and Theory Photobook 2018 Exhibition, featuring the theme of Photographies and Conflict: Archiving and Consuming Images of Strife. To be featured alongside such amazing local and international talent, including my former professor, Lewis Bush, has been a true honour for me (shout-out to my fellow islanders Nicolas Iordanou and Emma Louise Charalambous).
'Redsoil' has also recently been the recipient of an Honourable Mention from the International Photography Awards 2018 in the Professional Fine Art, Still Life category. It was selected by editors to be featured in the LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2018 Competition Gallery. The project also received an Honourable Mention in the Editorial: Environmental Category from the 2018 Neutral Density Photography Awards.
I think I may go as far to say, let's keep an eye on this project...
I am so happy that the Audi Cyprus campaign 'An Island of Wonders becomes a playground' has been given another honor! This time from IPA 2018 the International Photography Awards.
The project was given an Honorable mention in the Professional Advertising, Automotive category.
You can visit the awards page here: https://www.photoawards.com/
Big thank you to the ACCENTS magazine of the KANIKA Hotels & Resorts double spread feature. And to Emily Millett for the interview and her awesome article.
In the interview we discuss my projects 'This is your Cyprus' and 'Cycle to Discover' and the meaning of truly exploring a place you visit.
Really cool news!
The AUDI campaign i shot "An island of wonders becomes a playground" just won Silver award at the Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) in the professional Advertising/Automotive category.
That is really cool! Especially for a local campaign that is put against international campaigns! Go Cyprus!
Also visit features from Avant Garde Press, Politis Online and City Free Press
Thank you to Φιλελεύθερος for their article on the 'Wall Gallery' Project
Visit the article here
Thank you to City Free Press for featuring the AUDI project and it's recognition at Tokyo.
The article also has a piece i wrote on my experience shooting for AUDI and the challange to create the shot of the Q5 under the stars.
Visit the article for more.
Great news! I was awarded a Bronze Award & Honourable Mention at the Tokyo International Foto Awards / Category: Advertising - Product (Professional) for the campaign i shot for AUDI. The photographic series “An island of wonders becomes my playground”, that was used for the “Life is calling” project of AUDI Cyprus.
The Tokyo International Foto Awards acknowledges, commends and exposes outstanding photography from all corners of the globe in order to showcase the work to a worldwide audience, and much more
See the InBusiness News article here
Visit the project portal at AUDI
Tokyo International Foto Awards Winners 2017
AVANT GARDE Feature
A big thank you to Avant Garde for featuring my work with UNICARS / AUDI CYPRUS
You can visit the link here
Featured as 'Face of the Month' in TimeOut Cyprus Magazine (Feb 2018 issue n.193).
The feature includes an interview looking in to my project 'This is your Cyprus' and the messages the work conveys in relation to our island.
Thank you to the IMPOSSIBLE.WORKS for featuring my long term project 'This is your Cyprus' and asking questions that i hope will help readers better understand the work and its message.
To go to the interview follow this link:
Really excited to be a professional landscape category winner in this years PERSPECTIVES contest by PDN for Photoplus expo with my project 'This is your Cyprus'.
My work will be featured in a traveling group exhibition that will be hosted by Photokina in Cologne, PhotoPlus Expo in New York City and Studio of Masters in China!
Big thank you, to Parathyro (http://parathyro.com/) and City Free Press (http://city.sigmalive.com/) for featuring my project 'This is your Cyprus: The small scale beauty of the vast and unexpected'.
You can visit the article on Parathyro here:
And the article on City Free Press here:
This is quite amazing, my series 'This is your Cyprus: The small scale beauty of the vast and unexpected' just won its 4rth high profile international nomination in at the 3rd Fine Art Photography Awards, in the Professional Landscape category.
Happy Easter everyone!
I am truly honored to have won an Honorable Mention at the 2016 International Photographer of the Year Award in Fine Art: Landscapes (Professional) category for my long-term project in 'This is your Cyprus: The small scale beauty of the vast and unexpected'.
Thats a nice way to end a month! I am thrilled to have received two honorable mentions in the 6th Annual MPA awards for the categories Nature & Wildlife and Transportation.
Article on the Cypriot Firemen (Images and text by Silvio A.Rusmigo) featured on cultural magazine's website Parathyro .
For the featured article visit this link.