Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019


Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019


Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2019


Tulipa cypria 2, 2018, archival pigment print, 30x20cm

Tulipa cypria, 2018, 

rcsaerh, 2019
Künstlerhaus Bethanien


...These nuances often become a vehicle through which the process of photography acts upon territory-ideology and history. While he was working on a series of photographs of a rare endemic wildflower – the Cyprus tulip - in the village of Mammari, UN soldiers appeared and asked him to leave, as he was in a part of the village that falls within the ‘dead zone’, a de-militarized zone lying between the south and north (Cyprus has been divided since 1974). He showed them the photographs in order to prove that he wasn’t doing anything illegal, and in the hope that they would let him continue, but it proved impossible. They responded that they were aware that he was photographing the flowers, but nonetheless he was not allowed to be there.