Artists in Crete: Yannis Kokkinos - Photographer
Kokkinos lives in Iraklion, Crete and he was first engaged with photography
as an amateur. By 1989 he starts having lessons at E.F.E. Iraklio (Iraklio
Branch of the Hellenic Photographic Society) by some of the finest Cretan
Until today more than 260 of his photographs
have been exhibited worldwide gaining 56 Medals and Honorary Mentions.
At 1993 the Photographic Society of America (PSA.) is honoring him with
one Star for his so far international presence and at 1994 the International
Federation of Art Photography (FIAP) grants him with the A.FIAP distinction.
By 1997 he gains his second PSA star while later he meets the typical
qualification for the important E.FIAP title.
Today he is a professional photographer following
closely the new computer technologies while working the traditional black
and white photography at his darkroom. Being well aware of the special
advantages each method has and a man that possesses his subject deeply
he is using the proper combination of old and contemporary to achieve
the best result at his artistic job. Behind the lens he knows how to give
all the sensitiveness he has met, learned and applied to his international
career and when in the lab he prints the blank photographic paper with
art and precision.
He has done personal exhibitions with part of his works at Florina,
Ptolemais, Kastoria, Kalamata and Mytilene in Greece.
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