George Georgiou was born in London to Greek Cypriot parents. He has photographed extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey for the last decade, living and working in Serbia, Greece and Istanbul. His work has focused on transition and identity and how people negotiate the space they find themselves in.
Awards include two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, The British Journal of Photography project prize 2010, Pictures of the Year International first prize for Istanbul Bombs in 2004 and a Nikon Press Award UK for best photo essay 2000.
George’s works were exhibited at Hereford Photography Festival, Oct 2011; Fotoleggendo Festival, Rome, Italy, 2010; Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea , Foligno, Italy, 2010; Spazio Labo, Bologna, Italy, 2010; Side Gallery, Newcastle, UK 2010; Noorderlicht, Holland, 2008; the Month of Photography, Athens, 2008; Moving Walls, New York, 2008; Leica Gallery Solms, Germany 2005; and in Serbia, Kosovo, Slovenia, among the others.
In 2011 his pictures has been diplayed at MoMa, New York, New Photography 2011. His book Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West is published in Italy, UK, France, Greece.
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