My name is Elias Pentikis and I am a landscape - cityscape photographer and lately a portrait photographer. I am a Greek who was born and lives in Kavala - Greece. A small city and capital to a region of around 60,000 souls, in the Greek East Macedonia.
During my photographic journey so far, I have been awarded the following:
- In 2013 a photo of mine was published in the book Best of Photography 2013 at the 33rd contest of Photographer's Forum (pfmagazine.com) sponsored by Sigma.
- In 2014 another photo of mine was published in the book Best of Photography 2014 at the 34th contest of Photographer's Forum (pfmagazine.com), also sponsored by Sigma while at the same time this photo received an Honorable Mention.
- In 2016 I received Honorable Mentions in 5 categories for the International Photography Awards 2016. In 2016 The International Photography Awards had 17.040 submissions from over 162 countries.
* Family of Man - Honorable Mention - Family of Man: Childhood Category
* Family of Man - Honorable Mention - Family of Man: Marriage Category
* IPA 2016 - Honorable Mention - Architecture: Cityscapes Category
* IPA 2016 - Honorable Mention - Nature: Landscapes Category
* IPA 2016 - Honorable Mention - Special: Travel/Tourism Category
- In 2016 I also received 5 Honorable Mentions in the Monochrome Awards contest. The 2016 Monochrome Awards had nearly 7000 submissions from 86 countries around the world.
- In 2017 at Moscow's International Photography Awards I earned a bronze medal in the 'Advertising: Travel/Tourism' category and a gold medal in the 'Architecture: Bridges' category. My image which received the golden medal also got into the Second Place in the general category of Architecture photography for non-professional photographers and exhibited in Moscow from 22 July 2017 until the 30th of July and then extended to 6th of August 2017. Also presented in Minsk - Belarus, gallery Artel, from 14th September until 23rd September 2017.
- In 2017 a landscape photo of mine was published inside the Greek magazine PHOTOGRAPHER which is the biggest selling and mostly known photography magazine in Greece. Issue No. 250, September - October 2017, on page 18. Theme: 'Landscape', Â chosen among 4.719 participations.
- In 2018 I received Honorable Mentions in 5 distinct categories in the International Photography Awards 2018 for non-professionals. That is:
* IPA 2018 - Honorable Mention - Architecture: Bridges
* IPA 2018 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art: Landscape
* IPA 2018 - Honorable Mention - Nature: Sunset
* IPA 2018 - Honorable Mention - Special: Night Photography
* IPA 2018 - Honorable Mention - Special: Panoramic
Worth mentioning that in two of the above, the Nature Sunset and the Special Panoramic, the images were positioned first among the Honorable Mentions. That means that they ended 4th at their respective categories.
I have also participated in two local team photo exhibitions and have had some first-page presence on 500px, the most famous photography site nowadays.
Images of mine have also been featured in the Landscape Photography Magazine.
Elias Pentikis joined Pixels.com Licensing on April 27th, 2018.