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Prestigious Award for Greek photographer Nicolas Lotsos

08 July 2012 / 15:07:42  GRReporter
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This year’s International Competition for black and white photography SPIDER AWARDS gave its "Photographer of the Year" award to Nicolas Lotsos.

The awards, which distinguish the best world-class photographers, (amateurs and professionals) were given for the seventh consecutive year. Nicolas Lotsos won the SPIDER AWARDS first prize for black and white photography in the category "Wild Animals". He participated in other categories as well.

The impressive photo, which won the first prize, is entitled "The Hunt" and it depicts the time during which birds and wild animals (hyenas, jackals, lions) have gathered and are fighting for a prey - a buffalo. The majestic moment is sealed by Lotsos’ lens at the Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya.

Nicolas Lotsos has been dealing with artistic photography, mostly black and white, since he was 16 years old, capturing moments of human civilization, wildlife, nature.

"The greatness of nature dares you to capture it, to keep it in yourself, to share it with people," says Lotsos who thinks of Africa as his home. He also deals with architectural photography. "Through my images I feel that I am really expressing my fear and anxiety, that this wonderful world of wildlife may become only a dream of the past. What if in 50 years our children's children will be able to see wild life only in a picture or in various museums around the world, because we wouldn’t have it in reality? It is as if I am trying to preserve something very valuable so that it won’t get lost. Perhaps because when you show nature’s greatness you can save it for future generations. Maybe because I believe that if we just show our willingness to defend it, nature will find a way to do so."

Nicolas Lotsos has won other international photographic awards as well: a bronze medal at the International Competition PX3 2011, in Paris, a silver medal and three bronze awards from international LOUPE 2011 and others. The jury, which gave out the SPIDER awards, consists of internationally recognized representatives of photography and art, distinguished professionals who work with famous galleries (TATE, BONHAMS and others) and also with National Geographic.

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