Stooped in tradition and history the Balkans have a character to them that reveals both a steely strength and delicate sensitivity all at once. Blood and tears run with equal measure in this part of the world.
Alexandros Demetriades (www.ademetriades.com) was born in 1967 in Nicosia, Cyprus. In 1984, he moved with his family to the U.S. where he became a U.S citizen. He later completed a BA in Business and Economics, and an MBA in Finance and Investments at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. In 1996, he formed a cross-disciplinary design firm, where he acted as Creative and Art Director. In 2009, Alexandros studied cinematography at New York University. Upon graduating, he returned to Cyprus.
The photos in this volume are personal records of events that have taken place in the physical world. They are about discovery, not creation; about finding out, not inventing – for other people to see how the photographer has framed what he has witnessed. These photos are meant to educate us. And they will, provided we are willing.
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