Gallery / Still Life
Cherries in white
Basket with fruits
Marguerite in black
Pomegranates 3
Four pomegranates
Lemon in white
Indian figs
Margarites and bottle
Marguerittes in blue vase






     Manolis Papadakis was born in Myrtia, and at the present time lives in Iraklio of Crete, where he teaches Mathematics.  He attended the teachers’ training course, SELME and he has also obtained the national language certificate in English language and the national certificate in computing. 
    In 1981 he became a member of the Hellenic Photographic Society of Crete, and in 1987 he was elected into the Administrative Committee of the H.P.S. of Crete as  a supervisor, then as a treasurer.
    Today he holds the position of the vice- Chairman, at the same time having sat on a number of judging committees
    For many years  he has offered his  knowledge and experience of the art photography  teaching new photographers  at the H.P.S, at seminars for secondary school teachers, as well as at other seminars.
    His art photographs  have been published in international collections, photographic magazines, in albums of art photography, calendars etc.  There are  art photographs of his, on display in the Museum of Greek Culture in Canada, as well as in an international CD of 303 photographers from all over the world, entitled: “Photographers of the end of the millennium.”
    He has participated in local,  national  and international exhibitions and competitions, where his photographs have won a total of 132 medals and awards-68 in International Exhibitions.
    In 1997 he was honoured by the Photographic Society of America (P.S.A.).
    In 1998 he was awarded the  title A.FIAP and in December 2002 the title E.FIAP (Excellent Artist of the International Photographic Society) from the F.I.A.P. (Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique) and title FIAP/gold in 2014.
    There were exhibitions in Myrtia of Iraklio, in  «Cercle municipal »  of Luxembourg city on  April 2004 and an exhibition in Iraklion on October 2005, with the topic” Luxembourg ”, inaugurated by the former president of European Union, Mr Jacque Sander.
    There were group exhibitions all over Greece mainly  together with other internationally recognized Cretan photographers and also in France and Switzerland.
     In 2004 he published the book-album “The port of Iraklion” with photographs and abstracts related to the port.



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