NEW YORK – Constantinos Sofikitis shared the details of his latest project, Marabou_Aegean, with The National Herald. Sofikitis is a professional photographer and member of the LensCulture society (Magnum Photos) successfully carrying on his family’s deep-rooted ties to photography, his greatest inspiration being his father, highly acclaimed Greek photographer Dimitris Sofikitis.
Of his project, Constantinos Sofikitis told TNH, “Marabou_Aegean is a journey to the inhabited islands of the Aegean composing of a historiography of emblematic individuals, represented through images and accompanying texts, with the aim of preserving and commemorating the true essence of each island.”
Among his honors, he was awarded first place in 2017 at the Sony World Photography Awards (Open, Street Photography category), was shortlisted for the title of Best Photographer in the same competition for the Street Photography category, and named Best Greek Photographer by Sony.
Sofikitis noted that “Marabou_Aegean sets out to uncover the untold stories of the people of the Aegean islands; observing the occupations at risk of becoming extinct and the local customs and traditions that are unique to each island.