Andrew Prokos

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Andrew Prokos
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Photographer Andrew Prokos
Born 1971
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Known for Photography
Awards International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie (PX3), Epson International Pano Awards
Website
http://andrewprokos.com/bio.html

Andrew Prokos (born 1971) is an award-winning American architectural and fine-art photographer.

Early life[edit]

Prokos was born to Greek parents who migrated to the United States after World War II, settling in Chicago.[1] At an early age Prokos's family moved to Florida, where he grew up and attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.[2] He first started taking photographs after moving to New York City at the age of 20.[3]

Work[edit]

During the mid 1990s Prokos spent two years living in Italy and Greece and traveling through Europe and Turkey. Prokos returned to New York City in 1996, and began working in interactive advertising. Prokos turned to photography full-time in 2002, and received commissions from a variety of clients, including architects, property developers, interior designers, ad agencies, and corporate clients.[4][5] His photography has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites, including: ArchDaily,[6] Casa Vogue,[7] Communication Arts, DesignBoom Magazine,[8] Dezeen Magazine,[9] Manhattan Magazine, Metropolis, New York City Monthly, PDN Edu, and others. His photography has also been used in advertising campaigns for numerous companies such as Lloyds Bank, Morgan Stanley, E&J Gallo, Abbott Labs, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and Evraz. Prokos is a member of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers.[10]

In 2012 and 2013 Prokos traveled to Brazil and produced several award-winning series of photographs, including Niemeyer's Brasilia. Niemeyer's Brasilia captured the surreal Modernist architecture of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia utilizing stark compositions and long exposure times. The series was published in a full page article in Correio Braziliense, the main newspaper of the capital city of Brasilia in November, 2013.[11] The photographs from Niemeyer's Brasilia received worldwide acclaim and went on to be published in twelve countries in seven languages, including: United States,[12][13] Brazil,[14][15] Mexico, Chile,[16] Greece, Spain,[17] United Kingdom,[18] Netherlands,[19] Israel,[20] New Zealand,[21] Japan, China,[22] and Malaysia.[23] In July 2014 Prokos was one of 23 prominent Greek-Americans profiled in a documentary video series entitled Greeks Gone West, produced by the Embassy of the United States, Athens and Kathimerini newspaper. The video was shot on location at Prokos's exhibition at Banco do Brasil in New York.[24]

Awards[edit]

Prokos has won numerous awards for his photography. Most recently he was awarded a silver medal at the 2014 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) for his series of fine-art architectural photographs based on the works of architect Frank Gehry entitled Gehry's Children.[25] Prokos's photographic series of the Brazilian capital at night, entitled Niemeyer's Brasilia, was selected in 2014 by a panel of judges for the Latin American Fotografia 3 collection, and in 2013 was awarded a silver medal at the International Photography Awards (Lucie Awards).[26] He was awarded with numerous medals at the 2012 and 2013 Epson International Pano Awards for his panoramic photography of cityscapes and landscapes.[27] Prokos has also won numerous Honorable Mentions for his photography, notably from the 2013 Prix de la Photographie, Paris for his series The Last Utopian, and from the 2013 London International Creative Competition for Gehry's Children.[28][29]

Collections[edit]

Prokos's photographs have been included in numerous corporate and private fine art collections throughout the USA and Europe, including: Anheuser-Busch, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One Bank, Cisco Systems, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Kimpton Hotels, Moody's Corporation, and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.[30][31][32]

Exhibitions[edit]

In 2006 Prokos's night photographs of Coney Island, Brooklyn were exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York in an exhibition entitled Transformed by Light - The New York Night.[33] In both 2012 and 2013 Prokos's photographs were selected by a jury panel to be exhibited in the ASMP gallery at the American Institute of Architects national convention. In April 2014, his photographs of Brazil were displayed in a solo exhibition at Banco do Brasil in New York entitled Brazil: Night & Day - Photographs by Andrew Prokos. The exhibition was held in conjunction with the Year of Brazil at Queens College, City University of New York. It was the first time that Banco do Brasil had exhibited works by a non-Brazilian artist in New York.[34] Brazil: Night & Day was exhibited at the Consulate General of Brazil in New York from May 5 - August 10, 2014 to coincide with the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.[35]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "About the Photographer: Andrew Prokos". Year of Brazil at Queens College. Queens College, City University of New York. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Gordon, Jessica (September 1, 2006). "It's A Living: Andrew Prokos". Photo District News (Fall 06). 
  4. ^ Karatzas, Pygmalion. "The Camera - Andrew Prokos". ArcSpace. ArcSpace. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Grahame, Julie. "Architectural Photographer Friday: Andrew Prokos". Photography & Architecture. Photography & Architecture. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Jordana, Sebastian. "Night Photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia Win at the 2013 International Photography Awards". ArchDaily. ArchDaily. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  7. ^ KINDLE, MARIANA. "Fotos de Brasília levam prêmio". Casa Vogue Brasil. Conde Nast. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "andrew prokos deconstructs frank gehry’s EMP museum". DesignBoom Magazine. DesignBoom Magazine. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Niemeyer's Brasília photographed by Andrew Prokos". Dezeen Magazine. Dezeen Magazine. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "ASMP Member Profile: Andrew Prokos". American Society of Media Photographers. American Society of Media Photographers. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Maciel, Nahima (12 November 2013). "Fotógrafo é premiado com série sobre arquitetura da capital modernista". Correio Braziliense. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  12. ^ Jordana, Sebastian. "Night Photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia Win at the 2013 International Photography Awards". ArchDaily. ArchDaily. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Photographer Andrew Prokos is Honored for His Night Photography in Brazil". The Greek Star Newspaper. The Greek Star Newspaper. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  14. ^ Ribas, Raphaela. "'Brasília de Niemeyer': cliques noturnos da obra do mestre brasileiro". Jornal O Globo. O Globo. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  15. ^ Helm, Joanna. "Fotografias noturnas das obras de Oscar Niemeyer em Brasília são premiadas no International Photography Awards de 2013". ArchDaily Brasil. ArchDaily Brasil. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  16. ^ Gutiérrez, Catalina. "Fotografías nocturnas de la Brasilia de Oscar Niemeyer ganan en los Premios Internacionales de Fotografía 2013". Plataforma Arquitectura. Plataforma Arquitectura. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
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  19. ^ "andrew prokos captures surreal photos of niemeyer's brasilia". DesignBoom Magazine. DesignBoom. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  20. ^ Milstein, Liron. "המבנים שמאירים את שמיי ברזיל". MAKO Living. MAKO News. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  21. ^ Burton, Sophie. "Niemeyer's Brasilia by Andrew Prokos". Design Folio Magazine. Design Folio. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  22. ^ "andrew prokos captures surreal photos of niemeyer’s brasilia". SpaceKoo Magazine. SpaceKoo. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Niemeyer's Brasilia by Andrew Prokos". Lensa Fine Art Photography Magazine. Lensa. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  24. ^ Vorvolakos, George. "Greeks Gone West - Interview with Photographer Andrew Prokos". kathimerini.gr. Kathimerini. 
  25. ^ "PX3 - 2014 Winners". Prix de la Photographie, Paris. Prix de la Photographie, Paris. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  26. ^ Martinos, Stavros. "AN INTERVIEW WITH ARCHITECTURAL & FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW PROKOS". ArchiSearch. ArchiSearch. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "Stunning Panoramic Photos of New York City, Toronto, and Bryce Canyon by Photographer Andrew Prokos Win at the 2013 Epson International Pano Awards". StealMag. StealMag. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  28. ^ "andrew prokos deconstructs frank gehry’s EMP museum". DesignBoom Magazine. DesignBoom Magazine. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  29. ^ "Winners - 2013 London International Creative Competition". London International Creative Competition. London International Creative Competition. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  30. ^ Petrunia, Paul. "In Focus: Andrew Prokos". Archinect. Archinect. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  31. ^ ""Brazil: Night & Day" Exhibition by Photographer Andrew Prokos to Open in April 2014 at Banco do Brasil New York". PRWeb. PRWeb. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  32. ^ "About the Photographer: Andrew Prokos". Year of Brazil, Queens College, CUNY. Queens College, CUNY. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  33. ^ "Transformed by Light Exhibition at MCNY". ArtSlant New York. ArtSlant New York. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  34. ^ "Brazil: Night & Day – Photographs by Andrew Prokos". Year of Brazil at Queens College. Queens College, City University of New York. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  35. ^ Noguiera, Manuela. "Brazil: Night & Day - Photographs by Andrew Prokos at Consulate General of Brazil in New York". ArtSlant. ArtSlant. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

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