Kyriacos Arkatites is an internationally award winning photographer and one of Cyprus most recognized artistic photographers. He currently holds the EFIAP/b title (Excellence FIAP - Bronze distinction) awarded by FIAP (Federation International of Artistic Photography) for his outstanding work at international level.
Here is a very brief glimpse in the past. In 1998, Kyriacos presented “Splash”, his first personal and first pancyprian exhibition on digital photography. At the same time, he presented a unique style of digital photography in a children’s book “Bloom”, which he published in cooperation with a well-known writer. While gaining great reviews, the book introduced a unique kind of illustration, i.e. mythical worlds by merging photography with paint art.
Since then, Kyriacos has at least 350 photographs accepted in international salons, in more than 30 countries around the world. He has won many awards and distinctions in numerous photo contests in Cyprus and abroad. After a request by the International Photography Museum of Cerdanyola, Spain, he donated selected photographs in the contemporary section of the museum. In parallel, he has served for many years in the Board of Cyprus Photographic Society.
FIAP awarded Kyriacos Arkatites his first international photographic title, AFIAP (Associate FIAP) in 2003, four years later the title EFIAP (Excellence FIAP) and in 2010 his current special title of EFIAP/b (Excellence FIAP – Bronze distinction).
Lately, he has been invited to join the panel of judges in local and international photographic contests. He is also a contributor to stock photography agencies such as iStock - by Getty Images.
Under special requests, Kyriacos also holds private photography workshops for amateur photographers, as well as workshops on the most professional photo editing software, Adobe Photoshop for photographers.