Photo : Damian Ivanovic Hadjinicolaou (c)
Stefanos Kouratzis (b. 1975, Athens, Greece) is a photographer living and working in Cyprus since 2000.
At the age 13, he develops a strong interest in Photography when he was handed a Kodak Instamatic. He loved so much the way that light was captured on film that he decided he wants to be a photographer. Due to developing and printing costs, he starts drawing rough sketches, prior shooting, and experimenting with different medium sizes, cameras and techniques.
He studies in 1994 (till 1997) at Focus, School of Art Photography, Video and New Technologies (Athens, Greece) and years later, he takes online courses at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Magnum Photos.
In 2018, he participates at the 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture, part of the Cyprus Pavilion (I Am Where You Are) with three projects.
Selected awards include PDN (Photo Annual), IPA (International Photography Awards), PX3 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris) and Fujifilm EuroPress Awards (Cyprus).
His works can be found in books and private collections in Cyprus, Greece, Spain and Brazil.
His articles on Photography have been published in Greece, USA, England and Poland
"Photography unlocks the chains of reality"