Sproxton Award for Photography - 2010 winner
The work of Orestis Kalvaris deals with existential concerns, the notion of existence as part of non-existence and vice versa, of the body as both object and eternal image – sacred, divine almost. Orestis is a graduate of MA Photography at London College of Communication and 2010 winner of the Sproxton Award for Photography.
The 2010 judges: Camilla Brown (The Photographers’ Gallery) / Adrian Wood (MA Photography graduate 2008)
Philosopher Vilém Flusser’s statement ‘the image is eternal’ and the Christian belief that ‘God created man in his own image’ have been correlated with philosophical discourse around photography to form the basis of this body of work, which essentially explores and questions the notion of the soul while portraying the self as an object of Platonic Idealism and the body as its own image.