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NICOLAS IORDANOU

biography

Nicolas Iordanou was born in 1975 in Paphos, Cyprus. He studied Fine Arts in Harold Washington College and Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

 

In 2000 he was assigned as a photographer in ‘CITY2000’ (Chicago in the Year 2000) a project about the social and cultural aspects of Chicago, which was exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago in 2001. From 2001 until 2006 he worked as a photojournalist, dealing with conflict and postwar photography in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Palestine/Israel, Uganda, Lebanon and also covered the September 11 attacks in New York City. He collaborates pro bono with the United Nations (UNHCR) and with the Doctors of the World. In 2005 he was invited by the Goethe Institut as a reviewer in the 1st Photography Festival of Berlin. In 2007, he was assigned to photograph an international project called ‘Challenging Walls’ in collaboration with Akademie der Künste – Berlin and Sibylle Bergmann, whose goal was to bring conflicted communities closer, having a common vision of peace and coexistence. This project was exhibited in Abu Dis, Israel/ Palestine.

 

In October 2009 he had his first solo exhibition titled ‘Prologue’ in the Center of Contemporary Art Diatopos in Nicosia, Cyprus. In 2010 he worked as a Director of Photography in the Italian film ‘From Father’s Eyes’. In 2013 he participates in the exhibition ‘Catharsis/Rebirth’ in Paphos, Cyprus and co-directs a short film presentation from it, which was selected and presented in the Louvre Museum in Paris as part of the Michelangelo Pistoletto’s exhibition ‘Annee Un – Le Paradis Sur Terre’. In 2015 he co-directs the award-winning mockumentary 'Salvador' and the documentary ‘Cementography’, a three year project.