Stefanos Kouratzis (b. 1975, Athens, Greece) is a photographer living and working in Cyprus since 2001. For the last years has been working for Phileleftheros Group and the European University of Cyprus. Over the years collaborated with international News Agencies. Studied at Focus, School of Art Photography, Video and New Technologies (Athens, Greeece) and took online courses at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York). His career in Photography starts at the same time with his studies in1994. Has travelled and covered stories in different countries around the globe including Cuba, Lebanon, Palestine and Iran among others. For his work has received international awards and distinctions from organizations such as IPA (International Photography Award), PX3 (Prix de la Photographie), MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards ), Fujifilm EuroPress Awards etc. His photos are in books and private collections in Cyprus, Greece, Spain & Brazil. The way he constantly explores Photography as medium, makes his work quite diverse, multidimensional and multilayered. From Photojournalism to Fine Art Photography and from Abstract to Contemporary as he constantly balances between everyday news coverage and long term projects while entering different realms of expression. "Photography unlocks the chains of reality as we know it"