An Underwater Photographic Journey

Welcome to my amazing world of underwater photography!

Through this talk I would like to show you all my passion for observing and photographing the beauty of the underwater world in the clear and warm Mediterranean Sea.

Every time I submerge myself into the sea I am surrounded by an amazingly beautiful and mysterious world, full of life and colours. Fish, octopuses, seagrass meadows, seahorses and turtles are only a few of the many inhabitants of the underwater world, and in this richly illustrated talk you will be invited into the enchanted universe of the deep,blue sea.

Join me for an exciting journey to the silent world of Poseidon.

Athanassios Lazarides (Sakis Lazarides) was born in the coastal town of Famagusta on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus in 1962. From 1984 until present he lives in Norway apart from all the summers that he spends in Cyprus and Greece.

Since a young age he loved the sea and its underwater world and began scuba diving at the Limassol NauticalClub in Cyprus in 1977 when he was only 15 years old. He remains until the present day an active diver.

At the age of 24 he received training in Fort William, Scotland as a commercial diver and he worked as a commercial diver in several countries doing different kind of underwater work.

Later in his career he studied in Swedish universities and his studies include educational studies, Psychology,and Spanish language. Today he works as a teacher in private colleges in Norway.

His passion for the sea and marine life led him towards underwater photography and the last 20 years he documents marine life in Scandinavia and the Mediterranean Sea.

He has received several distinctions in underwater photography competitions and has during the years acquired a rich portfolio of underwater photographs depicting marine life of the Greek and Cypriot Seas.Currently he is a co-writer of a book about seahorses in the Mediterranean Sea.

Curated & Hosted by:

Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand is a Norwegian lecturer with a master degree in language, culture and literature from the University of Oslo and Linnaeus University. She has been lecturing and teaching various subjects since 1998. Her field of interest and main focus has always been topics that others have considered strange, eccentric and eerie, and she has specialised in a variety of dark subjects linked to folklore, mythology and Victorian traditions and medicine. Her students often point out her thorough knowledge about the subjects she is teaching, in addition to her charismatic appearance. She refers to herself as a performance lecturer and always gives her audience an outstanding experience

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9 March 2024 13:00 pm - 14:30 pm

£6 - £10 & By Donation

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