“The anthropologist, the journalist, and (apparently) the travel writer seek, and if they are lucky find, explanations and solutions. But the artist may discover that every avenue of inquiry leads to another mystery, more complex and more interesting than the original question.
Francine Prose on the photography of George Georgiou, Aperture Fall 2012
George Georgiou was born in London in 1961.
He received a BA honours in photography, film and video arts from the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster) in 1987.
In 1999 he joined Panos Pictures in London and began to work exclusively on his own long term projects.
He has photographed extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey, living and working in Serbia, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey from 1999 to 2009.
Work from this period has been published in most of the world’s major magazines and exhibited in many countries. Awards include The British Journal of Photography project prize 2010, two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, Pictures of the Year International first prize for Istanbul Bombs in 2004.
In 2010, his book " Fault Line/Turkey/East/West" was released and exhibited international.
This work was included in the prestigious “New Photography 2011" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
His book “Last Stop” photographed across London was self-published in 2015
Georgiou’s work is collected by several institutions and private collectors, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Elton John collection.
Prospekt in Italy
Panos in UK
Signatures in France
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Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA 2013
New Photography 2011, MoMa, New York, USA. Sept 28 2011 - 16 Jan 2012
Shadow of the Bear, Hereford photography festival. Oct 2011
Invisible: London. Various bus shelters in Camden Town and
Seen/Unseen joint exhibition with Mimi Mollica , Collective Gallery, Camden, London, UK July 2011. London Street photography festival.
Fault Lines/Turkiey/East/West. Salle Tarbouriech, Sete, France. ImageSingulières June 2011
Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West. Athens house of Photography, Athens, Greece. March 2011
Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West. Group show, Right Here Right Now. Format festival. Derby, UK March 2011
Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West. Spazio Labo, Bologna, Italy. November 2010.
Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West. Fotoleggendo, Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Rome Italy. 8 October to 23 October 2010.
Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West. Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno, Italy. 8 July to 9 September 2010
Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West. Side Gallery, Newcastle, UK 2010
Fault Lines: Turkey. Month of photography, Athens 2008
Transit Ukraine. Noorderlicht, Holland, 2008.
Fault Lines: Turkey. Moving Walls, New York 2008
Cyprus: Between the Lines. "Living together", a British Council touring exhibition 2008-09
Between the Lines: Turkey, Cyprus and Serbia, Xhanti, Greece 2008.
Between the Lines: Turkey, Cyprus and Serbia, Gallery55, Athens Greece 2007.
“Between the Lines”, Novo Mesto, Slovenia 2006
“Cyprus” Docu-photo, Prizren, Kosovo 2006
“Between the Lines”. Leica Gallery Solms, Germany 2005
“Between the Lines”. Photography centre Skopelos, Greece 2005
“Between the Lines”, Touring exhibition in Serbia: Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Cacak
“Between the Lines”, Side Gallery Newcastle UK 2002.
Jerwood gallery, London, UK
Islington Arts factory, London, UK
Book: Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West. 2010
Postcart edizioni, Italian
Schilt publishing, English
Filigranes editions, French
Book: Last Stop 2015
British Journal of Photography. "Parallel Lines." December 22, 2008. Colin Pantall. (PDF file)