Being and Becoming

CompanyPygmalion Karatzas Photography
PhotographerPygmalion Karatzas
Entry Description

Expo 2015 Milano – a selection of images from the pavilions “World Expositions are about many things – showcasing and exchanging ideas in innovation and technology, a celebration of cultures and traditions, networking and outreaching among countries and organisations – and ultimately an opportunity to reflect upon our state of being and becoming. As with everything else in life, the initial concepts are charged with lofty goals and as time passes and their manifestation progresses, they become not less so but simply a microcosm mirroring our collective realities.”

About Photographer

Pygmalion Karatzas was born in Greece in 1973, studied architecture in Budapest, urban design in Edinburgh, ecovillage design education at Findhorn. Additional workshops include photorealistic rendering, bioclimatic analysis and parametric design. Has been working as a freelance architect and through collaborations from Greece and abroad since 1999. Designed and supervised over 20 projects, being involved in all aspects of the development from concept inception and building permits, to shop-drawings, construction supervision, marketing and networking. A self-taught photographer, started in 2012 being involved systematically with fine art and commercial architectural photography (editorial, rights-managed stock, real estate, business rebranding, architectural portfolios, construction yearbooks). Winner of the 2014 Architizer A+ popular choice award in the category of Architecture Plus Photography & Video. Received 2nd place in the 2014 World Photography Organization Awards in the category of National Awards and was commended in the same competition’s overal architectural photography category. He has participated in a group exhibition and his images have been featured in various international fine art and architectural e-zines. Collaborates with arcspace.com of the Danish Architecture Centre as photo editor of ‘The Camera’ section dedicated to architectural and fine art photography. His on-going research is towards an integral approach to architecture, sustainability and art. Based in Aigion, travels in Greece and abroad for his personal projects and commissions. Photography website: http://karatzas.wix.com/photo Architecture website: http://karatzas-architects.com