4 Honorable Mentions at the IPA 2018 photography awards

Delighted with the IPA 2018 announcement receiving 4 honorable mentions:

‘TRIF House’ project / series in the Architecture / Buildings category, ‘Rinela Lounge’ image in the Travel / Tourism category, ‘Liminality’ project / series in the Fine Art / Landscape category, ‘Empire State of Mind’ time-lapse video in the Moving Images category.


TRIF House - a minimalist energy efficient villa in Porto Heli Greece designed by Sergey Fedotov and photographed by Pygmalion Karatzas for Swiss frameless sliding doors manufacturer Sky-Frame AG. A selection of exterior and interior images during day, sunset, dusk and night.

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Fireplace lounge at dawn overlooking the Aegean sea at the Mitsis Rinela Beach Resort & Spa in Crete island Greece renovated by Elastic Architects.

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A series of urban waterscapes from United States taken during my Fulbright Artist Scholarship project titled ‘Integral Lens - a multi-perspectival approach to the study and representation of the built environment'.

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Cityscapes from United States (New York, Nevada, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Monterey Bay, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Joshua Park, New Orleans, Miami, and Los Angeles), in time-lapse and hyper-lapse taken during my Fulbright Artist Scholarship project titled ‘Integral Lens - a multi-perspectival approach to architectural photography'.

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With approximately 25.000 entries from 100 countries every year, and a prestigious jury panel - https://www.photoawards.com/jury/ - of curators, editors, gallery owners, publishers, critics, art directors, agency managers, and academics, the International Photography Awards is one of the leading photography competitions of the industry worldwide, organized by the Farmani Group and Lucie Foundation, with a network of events in USA, France, Russia, Japan, and UK, curating and promoting photography, design, and architecture across the globe since 1985.

This is the 5th year Pygmalion Karatzas Photography is participating in the competition, receiving in total 16 distinctions for self-initiated projects and commissioned assignments across the typological spectrum from topographic to editorial to expressive.