George Pantazis was born in Famagusta and since 1974 he lives and works in Limassol.
He studied Architecture at the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. Upon returning to Cyprus, he worked for several years in various known architectural offices in Limassol. Since 2003 he opened his own architectural firm where he works in partnership.
Taking photographs at various sites during his work brought him into contact with the world of photography. For the past years, photography has become a passion of his. He took part in Pancyprian thematic competitions winning both awards and praise.
George Pantazis is one of the two photographers of the photographic book and exhibition ‘9251km2’ (the actual surface area of Cyprus), which was presented in several cities in Germany and Cyprus.
He is also one of the two photographers of the exhibition ‘Interpretation’, presented in Munich, Germany in 2016 (‘Cyprus Spring’ 2016 events).
He was one of the two curators and a participant as well in the photography exhibition ‘Αλμύρα / Saltiness’, presented in Almyra Hotel and Anassa Hotel in Paphos in 2017 and in Berlin, Germany in 2018. An exhibition organised by ‘Almyra’ Hotel and ‘Sophia Foundation for children’ and the Cultural Department of the Embassy of Cyprus in Germany.
He is the photographer of the recipe books ‘Cyprus Food Treasures / Θησαυροί της Κυπριακής Κουζίνας’ by Marilena Joannides. The books were awarded with the ‘Gourmant, Best in the World’, category ‘Mediterranean’ World Cookbook Awards 2018.
In 2017 he photographed several Venini objects, and his photos – approved by Venini Italia – were presented in an event organised by PKS and Kult Boutique in Limassol.
He was a member of the judge committee in 2 Pancyprian photography competitions.
In 2016 he won the first place at the ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’ World photography competition, Project Macro Art, with his photo ‘Embryo’.
In 2018 he won the fourth place (first finalist) at the ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’ World photography competition, Project Black & White, with his photo ‘Reeds’.
Photography: The unconventional and lonely process that mobilizes at the same time body, mind, senses and soul!