Nikos Christofakis Wins Pan-European Photo Contest
Greek photographer Nikos Christofakis took the winning picture at the pan-European photo competition.
His submission depicts a beggar outside the nation's central bank.
The award-winning Hellenic artist explains, "In my job is the time that dictates everything. What I feel is what I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but do not necessarily see. I am never doing calculations or considerations, I see a situation and I know that is correct. Everything is a subject. Each subject has a rhythm. Feeling is the reason to exist. The camera is my tool. Through this I give a cause to everything surrounds me".
Christofakis portrays himself as a "street photographer" and does not restrict himself to categories. Of his award, the creator claims, "I'm excited, but more pleased that I managed to put a picture of Greece – unfortunately – the worst in the European Parliament, where decisions are taken".