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March 2017

A tale of two cities

16:00 — 19:00

Cyprus and Malta are two islands in the Mediterranean which share historical passions, adventures and tragedies. They also have a significant culture and natural beauty, and in this event, Pafos and Valletta – two historical cities – are brought even closer. Maltese photographer David Pisani who specialises in urban and built landscape photography, has toured Cyprus, recording aspects of the life on the island. His exhibition tries to relate them to images from his homeland. Pisani is an internationally acclaimed…

Room in a Wall

16:00 — 19:00

Geneva based photographer Aron Rossman-Kiss, has travelled to many areas of the world and has photographed different borders, with Cyprus being one of his destinations. His photographic material will be presented in an exhibition in collaboration with the Cyprus Society of Photography (Pafos). Having in mind the concept of the commercialisation of photography, Rossman-Kiss will discuss with the audience on moral issues in regards to photographing socially sensitive issues, such as the refugee problem and migrants.

June 2017

In & At Photo – San Sebastian

20:00 — 23:00

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August 2017

European Eyes on Japan – Japan today

Starting from 1999, Japan Today has been inviting photographers from two European Capitals of Culture to Japan each year to document peoples’ lives in different areas. The aim is to re-familiarise the Japanese with aspects of their lives which tend to be lost. By looking through the “filter” of a foreigners eye, or rather camera lens, the Japanese audience is invited to rediscover the hidden gems of their own culture as well as gaining a more global perspective. At the…

September 2017

The Alien Trail

Pafos has always welcomed foreigners from all over the world, many of whom have been assimilated into its society. There are also those who remain invisible and anonymous, still in the status of the foreigner. Following their traces, this project aims at bringing them to light and fostering their social assimilation. Some wellknown European photographers will wander in the neighbourhoods of Pafos and will record the adventures of a world unseen. Sociologists and anthropologists will also contribute to the work…

October 2017

Travellers from Australia

Groups of archaeologists from the University of Sydney have been carrying out excavations in Cyprus for the past decades, bringing to light the Hellenistic-Roman theatre of Nea Pafos. This is the most ancient theatre in Cyprus which was in use from 300 BC until earthquakes led to its ruin in 365 AD. With this landmark location of antiquity as their starting point, architects and artists have worked together in compiling a collection of accurate copies, art books and photographs of…

Stone and Sea

09:00 — 15:00

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot photographers and poets come together and produce work with stone and sea as their points of reference, with both elements being of paramount importance in Cypriot identity and culture. The project combines a path through deeply rooted stones, statues and shells found at the coastline with the sea and its cultural value as a place of happiness and open to diversity. Dr. Nandia Stylianou, is responsible for the general concept and planning of the project,…

Homo Urbanus Europeanus

08:00 — 17:00

The French photographer Jean-Marc Caracci has travelled to 37 European Capitals and has recorded everyday scenes. This exhibition presents differences and similarities between these cities and their people. After Pilsen, European Capital of Culture in 2015, Caracci came to Cyprus to photograph our own Capital, the city of Nicosia.

November 2017

Danish Un Veterans

17:00 — 23:00

After spending many years as members of the United Nations, veterans from Aarhus (Denmark) visit Cyprus for the European Capital of Culture and they bring with them their memories from their days in Cyprus. A photography exhibition about the presence and actions of the UN in times of conflict, will be telling the story of the violent separation of the two communities. During the opening, Danish Peacekeepers, who served on the island right after its Independence in 1960, will share…

December 2017

Japanese Eyes on Cyprus

08:00 — 17:00

Japanese photographer Masahiro Usami is invited to photograph the people of Cyprus. The programme is a collaboration between Pafos2017, the Home for Cooperation and the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee. It has existed for several years now, with photographers from Japan capturing different countries in Europe, creating a bridge between Japan and the European continent. The photographs will be exhibited in Pafos (Ibrahim’s Khan) and in Nicosia (Home for Cooperation), spaces which serve exactly the purpose of uniting people through various…

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