Anikitos Hadjicharalampous was born in Limassol in 1966. He has a degree in marketing from the Technical Educational Foundation of Athens and a diploma in Travel & Tourism from London City College. He has worked for several years as a salesman and a tourist adviser.
As a self-taught photographer Anikitos initially showed an interest in photography as an amateur. In 1998 he was employed as a cameraman by Mega Channel, in Cyprus and thus became interested in photojournalism. At present, he mainly focuses on documentary photography, drawing his subjects from the people's daily lives.
In 2000 he travelled to the Gaza Strip with the Doctors of the World - Cyprus during the Intifada. In 2003 he traveled to belligerent Iraq and in 2006 to the flooded areas of Romania. In September 2008 he took part in a mission of the Organization Doctors of the World - Cyprus in Sri Lanka, in the context of the Organization's activities in support of the victims of the areas affected by the Tsunami and the October 2009 in West Sumatra of Indonesia on new mission by organizing Volunteer Doctors – Cyprus for providing medical assistance to residents of earthquake victims. Also in August 2016 he took part in a mission of the Organization Volunteers Doctors – Cyprus in Nairobi, Kenya in the context of the Organization's program to support the children on St. Clement Primary School in Riruta Slum. He has taken part and was awarded in several competitions, while part of his work has been published in local magazines and newspapers.
At present he continues to collect photographic material related to the occupied part of Cyprus and is also working on a long-term project on Orthodoxy.
Anikitos Hadjicharalampous's Projects on LensCulture