CYPRUS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Anikitos Hadjicharalambous is a documentary and street photographer who shoots in b/w. He is not interested in capturing color because black and white helps him focus more on the subject being framed. He tries to create connections between the different elements that he inserts into the composition in an almost theatrical way, making sure that they converse with each other . He adopts a humanistic approach because the human being is the central subject of his photographs.
Anikitos Hadjicharalambous is a self-taught photographer based in Cyprus. His photographic interest focuses on documentary and street photography, drawing his subjects from the candidly moments of people’s daily lives using a humanistic approach to expose what it is unseen.
In 2000, after becoming a member of the NGO organization “Doctors of the World – Cyprus”, he had the chance to develop several photography projects following the organization to its missions in the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Romania, Sri Lanka, West Sumatra and Nairobi.
He participated in several group and solo exhibitions. His photographs have been included in collective photo albums. In 2008, he published his first personal photo book: “Visitors in their Land”.
Anikitos is currently working on an ongoing project about religious rituals and on a recently developed project entitled “Istanbul: The Two Faces”, capturing the contradictory cultures that exist in the city of Istanbul.