Stooped in tradition and history the Balkans have a character to them that reveals both a steely strength and delicate sensitivity all at once. Blood and tears run with equal measure in this part of the world.
The photos in this volume are personal records of events that have taken place in the physical world. They are about discovery, not creation; about finding out, not inventing – for other people to see how the photographer has framed what he has witnessed. These photos are meant to educate us. And they will, provided we are willing.
Cyprus remains a divided country despite its ‘borders’ opening between North and South in 2003 and its accession to the EU in 2004. A referendum in 2004 under a UN backed plan failed to reunite the island…
Promote those photographers and writers who reorganise our chaotic world in images or texts, while at the same time assigning meaning.