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EVANGELOS EVANGELIDES (Greece, Xanthi 1893-1963 / act: Athens)

Evangelos Evangelides Evangelos Evangelides was a known photographer of Athens, who worked successfully for more than 40 years. He was born in 1893 in Xanthi, the son of photographer Michael Evangelidis, from whom he learned photography. In 1917 he founded the studio 'Photo-Eva' at 17 Evaggelistrias Street and later at 24 Saint Mark Street. In 1933 he took part in the exhibition of Greek photographers with six photographs. In October 1938 he participated in a photographic exhibition held in Thessaloniki as part of the 13th International Fair. For a time after 1940, his cousin Ioannis Evangelides (Ioannis Kaltsas) worked with him. For a long period he was one of the photographers in fashion, especially for portraits. Notable are the portraits he photographed of George Drosinis (1859-1951), Nikos Kazantzakis (1885-1957) and Kostis Palamas (1859-1943). In 1946 he was a member of the Board of the Hellenic Association of Photographers - SEF and radically changed its statute. He also served as its President for many years, and later as its Honorary President. In 1942, The painter Spyros Vikatos (1878-1960) created the portrait of Evangelides with graphite on paper [Petros Vergos Modern Greek Painting and Artworks 19/03/2001, p.23].

[Megakles Rogakos 08/2006]

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