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* 1954 New York City
Roots: Aeolian-Byzantine Greeks from Constantinople
NEW YORK CITY (1954-1979)
1967-1970 ART & DESIGN High School. Main Focus: Architecture
Lectures by WARHOL, SALVATOR DALI
1970-1974 SCHOOL of VISUAL ARTS - B.F.A. - Film Writer-Director
Professor: JUD YALKUT (experimental film)
Lectures by NAM JUNE PAIK, MEKAS, VANDERBEEK, BRAKHAGE,
MARKOPOULOS, E.KAZAN, A.HITCHCOCK, A.WARHOL and others
1970-1974 SCHOOL of VISUAL ARTS - Certificate – Photography
Lectures by D. MICHALS, R.MAPPLETHORPE, D. ARBUS and others
Visited Studios: WARHOL, ROY LICHTENSTEIN, J.POLLOCK and others.
1970 Short film PANO’S SYMPHONY - Writer, Director,Actor, Music composer
1971 Short film THE ZOO – Cameraman, the film was bought by Walter Reed Theater New York
and projected together as short film with P. BOGDANOVIC’s PAPER MOON
1972 THE ART STUDENT - ANDY WARHOL Produktion – Directed by ALFONSO CIANCARELLI
Main role together with Warhol’s Super Star TAYLOR MEAD and assistant cameraman
1972 MICHELANGELO, directed by Robert Averick - Cameraman
THE OBOE- directed by Robert Averick- Cameraman.
Both films were distributed in U.S. Art and Music schools.
1974 IT NEVER REALLY SNOWS IN THE SUMMERTIME
Writer/Director/constructed all Sets and objects. 90 min.
children's film for T.V..
1974 THE ASSASSIN –Cameraman
TEXAS, STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL awarded as best student film
1975 SESAME STREET - cameraman, in children’s Educational TV program.
1969-1974 Writer of own Theater Plays, Experimantal Plays and Performances
1968 - 1974 Working as Set- Photographer for Underground Soft Sex films produced by ANDY WARHOL.
GREECE, FRANCE (1979-81)
1979 BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE PARIS - Director J.C.LEMAGNY comments:
`I place you high among the new European photographers’.
1979 Co-Founder of EDUCATIONAL YOUTH FILM CENTER: “Red Balloon“, Sponsored by UNESCO,
Ford F, International Film Centers, Foreign Embassies, National Film Center of Greece etc.
1981 MOUNT ATHOS - Three month’s stay in Vatopedi Hermits Cabin, Observing and Photographing
the life of monks
1981 COMMOTINI - Lives with Gypsy community
1981 Photography-book SECONDS published by Contemporary Graphic Arts Ltd, Thessaloniki
100 pages containing over 200 works
- PHOTOCIRCLE – Thessaloniki
- DIAGONIOS Gallery, Thessaloniki
-CHAGALL MUSEUM Nice - Invitation from director Mr. PIERRE PROVOYEUR.
Four month stay, Exhibition in private quarters of the director
- GALERIE LE STENOPE, Nice
- MUSEE D´ART MODERNE ET D´ART CONTEMPORAIN, Nice
10 works enter Permanent Collection
- BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE PARIS, 11 works enter collection
1981 CARGÈSE - 13 month stay at Historic Greek-Byzantine Village, 'Cargése',
photographing and filming the life in the village
1981 La MARGE D´EUX - Honorary member of Art Committee
1981 F.R. 3-T.V. - Wrote lyrics for punk group ERIK
SUICIDE - Composes two times 20 minute film music
1981 Teaching of Visual Asthetics to young people, Centre Culturel Una Nolta, Bastia
1982 MINISTRY of CULTURE & Gallery La Marge D´eux Invitation to photograph the island
1981 - La Marge D`eux Galerie, Ajaccio
- Maison de Junues, Bastia
- Centre Culturel Una Nolta, Bastia Works with young people in photography
GERMANY Düsseldorf since 1984
1984-1994 L.E.R.M. FILM Company, Poststr. 3 Düsseldorf
Forth member of independent film production company.
Works together in 17 film productions for T.V. and cinema.
1984 SCHAUSPIELEN with BRUNO GANZ
1988 ADOLF GRIMME PRIZE: Schöne Poesie ist Krampf, with FRANK ZAPPA
1988 MAX OPHÜLS PRIZE for film Kopffeuer
1999 ADOLF GRIMME PRIZE for the movie Echo Der Arbeit
1985 - 1993 IFIGENIA – Author-Director of Theater-Projects for youth with migration background
at Leibniz- Montessori Gymnasium Düsseldorf, congratulations from the Greek Minister
of Culture, MELINA MERCOURI, for the work.
1987 AGAINST DRUGS - Photograph awarded, made into campaign poster
against drug use. (DIAKONI)
1987 Photographs Factory workers at MANNESMAN - DANLABENZ NRW
1988 Berufsverbands Bildender Künstler - Düsseldorf Group exposition
1989 International Fotomanifestatie , Amsterdam
1990 WBZ- Group Exhibition - Kunst Verein, Arnsberg - Personal Exhibition of Cargèse photos
1991 Stadtmuseum, Düsseldorf - One-Man-Exhibition. For the first time in Düsseldorf Museum,
two photographs were stolen
1991 Kunst Verein, Heidelberg - ''SECONDS'' book
1991 VHS - Düsseldorf - Portraits from Mannesmann and Daimler Benz Factory workers
2005 7th INTERNATIONALE FOTOTAGE Mannheim –
Contemporary American - German Photography (Mannheim - Germany)
2010 Benaki Museum, Athens - Exhibition of Cargése works - 45 photographs in collection
2010 National Photographic Center of Greece, Athens, 20 photographs in collection
2010 Museum Of Photography, Thessaloniki, 20 photos of Cargése in collection
2010 Frankfurter Hof Mainz - Photo exhibition from Cargèse and Portraits from Factory workers
2015 Musée d´Art Moderne et d´Art Contemporain, Nice
Exhibition of 11 works from collection & Book
2015 Clara Maria Sels Gallery - Düsseldorf. Group show.
1989 PAIDEIA (USA-Rhodes) – Voted as Head for GREEK CULTURAL INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES,
later known as ''DIASPORA''
2006 Interviewed as visual artist for NATIONAL RADIO MUNICH
2006 Interviewed for WDR COLOGNE concerning the existence of the Byzantine
Village of Cargese in Corsica
2007 European Greek Newspaper TAXIDROMOS article and interview
2008 Writes fantasy book THE END
A little girl in a futuristic 3d dimension discovers someone called, Mr. God
2009 - 10 Charles Greene - Ex-Advertising Agency GRAY founder supports the Mannheim Project
2010 Revisits Cargese helping as priest during the easter holidays
2010 KAVAFI –Visual Conception for Mr. Karozas musical adaptation of Kavafi's poems,
Poetry read by Bruno Ganz, at The Vienna Philharmonic Hall. World Tour Follows.
Exhibitions - Photographs - Publications in Collections
· Folkwank Museum, Essen
· Stadtmuseum, Düsseldorf
· Heidelberg University Library
· Berufsverbands Bildender Künstler
· Kunst Verein, Arnsberg
· Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum, Mannheim
· Stadtmuseum, Munich
· Kunst Verein, Heidelberg
· Frankfurter Halle Mainz
· BBK - Düsseldorf
· 7th INTERNATIONALE FOTOTAGE - Contemporary American –
German Photography (Mannheim - Germany)
· Maison de Junues, Bastia
· Centre Culturel Una Nolta, Bastia
· La Marge D`eux Galerie, Ajaccio
· Nationale Bibliotheque, Paris
· Musée dÁrt Moderne et dÁrt Contemporair, Nice
· La Marge Galerie, Nice
· Benaki Museum, Athens
· National Photographic Center of Greece, Athens
· “PHOTOCIRCLE” - Thessaloniki
· Museum Of Photography, Thessaloniki
· Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
· University of Architecture, Thessaloniki
· Diagonios Gallery, Thessaloniki
NETHERLANDS - Amsterdam
· International Fotomanifestatie
Photographs in Private Collections of Known Personalities (1968-85)
A. Warhol - M. Chagall - R. Mapplethorpe - L.Clerque- J. Cassavetes - E. Kazan –
A. Hitchcock O.Preminger - P. Bagdanovic - D. Niven - M. Taylor - B. Ganz –
P. Smith - L. Reed - F. Zappa - B. Dylan H. Miller - A. Ginsberg - Queen of Holland –
Ex-King of Greece Constantine - Soraya of Persia - etc.