About Nick Bourdaniotis, The Evzones Collection, Evzones
The Evzones Collection by Nick Bourdaniotis


Founder of Bourdo Photography and the executive producer of The Evzones Collection exhibition.

Nick Bourdaniotis, a Queensland-born photographer, has been living in Sydney since 2001. He discovered his passion for photography at a young age and developed an artistic style of creating and capturing moments in a truly unique way. His images always stand out for their creativity and quality.

Encouraged by his peers, Nick turned his hobby of taking amazing holiday photos from around the world and in Sydney, into a professional career in his late ‘30s. By his mid ‘40s, Nick’s images had gained international recognition in the Greek community and were featured in various publications, both locally and overseas.

The first iconic global photo Nick had taken was in 2015, when he photographed the prefect students at St. Spyridon College in Sydney carrying a huge Greek flag onto the Sydney Opera House forecourt for the 25th of March celebrations.  This photo marked the beginning of his series of iconic photos of the same event, which continued to go viral worldwide over the next three years.

During 25 March Greek National Day 2015 at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW, Australia on March 22, 2015.

In 2016, he joined Greek City Times, a global online media, news, and magazine outlet, as a photographer. His talent behind the lens was quickly recognised, and within a year, he became the Director of Photography and Videography, a role he still holds today. Nick is also a skilled writer who contributes articles to the events he covers for Greek City Times.

Nick was the set photographer for “My Greek Odyssey”, a TV travel show showcasing Greece’s beauty and culture to over 50 million viewers worldwide on various streaming and broadcasting services.

In 2019, he was honoured to be the lead photographer for the state funeral of the late Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia, Archbishop Stylianos. He documented the funeral service and burial for archival and media purposes worldwide. Nick has been working with The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia since 2015, capturing significant events for the Greek churches and community at large.

Funeral service of Archbishop Stylianos of Blessed Memory At Sydney, Redfern, NSW, Australia Date: 30 March 2019. Copyright Bourdo Photography & ImageSmart
At Athens, Greece Photo: Nick Bourdaniotis. Company: Bourdo Photography. Contact: nickbourdo@gmail.com

Nick also works with The Hellenic Initiative (THI) in Sydney and Greece, documenting the philanthropic works of THI. He captures the stories and emotions of the people and the places they visit. Nick was invited to photograph the wedding of acclaimed Australian fashion designer Thessi Kouzoukas in Kythera, Greece, in 2019.

His remarkable skills behind the camera also led him to photograph famous singers and entertainers, as well becoming the preferred photographer at two world title boxing bouts for George Kambosos Jnr. His photography is distinctive and captivating, appealing to diverse audiences across various domains.

He became a fully accredited photographer for the Australian Open tennis in early 2020, where he was assigned the task of capturing the matches of Greek players and players of Greek heritage for Greek City Times. His images from the Australian Open impressed the founder of the prestigious “Head On Photo Festival”, who honoured Nick with a prominent photographic display within the festival’s main hall during the month-long exhibition in 2023 at Bondi Beach. This recognition was a significant milestone, as it brought him widespread acclaim beyond the Greek community.

Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open
Australian fashion designer Thessi Kouzoukas on the island of Kythera, Greece.

Beening praised for his photos of The Greek Presidential Guard (Evzones), which have been published in books that document the history of the Evzones. His photos are featured in the 150-yearbook of the Evzones, which was released by the Presidential Guard in Greece to celebrate their anniversary.

Exhibiting his collection of photographs featuring The Greek Presidential Guard (Evzones), in a photographic exhibition titled “The Evzones Collection by Nick Bourdaniotis”, across various States and Territories throughout Australia between 2021 and 2022. In 2023, he achieved a great honour when his collection was displayed at the prestigious Athens War Museum. The Presidencies of the Hellenic Republic were impressed by Nick’s work, and they requested that the entire photographic collection be permanently exhibited in the Presidential Palace and the headquarters of the Evzones (Garrison).

Graciously donating his photo collection to the President of the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou, in December 2023 at the Evzones headquarters (Garrison). This was a remarkable milestone in Nick’s photography journey.

Nick does not seek recognition or awards for his photography, as he lets the public judge his unique artistic prowess. His versatile and professional photography has earned him a great reputation and a loyal fan base worldwide.

A word from Nick

I am fortunate to be able to share my craft with you. I am honoured to have been given this amazing opportunity to spend days on end, from morning to night, with Greece’s most beloved sons, The Evzones. I have tried to capture photos that are not common amongst those who have photographed them before, at their post or at the tomb of the unknown soldier at Syntagma Square, instead at places where very few are privileged even to get a glimpse of them, doing things that most are not even aware they did.

I sincerely hope you love what you see as much as I do.