By Heidi Trautmann
I was late for the exhibition but I went two days before it
closed. I had the hall for all for myself. Nature at its finest, the play with
light and shadow, the joy of living, you want to take part of it.
What does one know about people really? What did I know about
the two photographers who showed their photographic art in a show from November
20-29, 2017 at the Atatürk Cultural Centre in Nicosia. Very little to nothing.
I saw their work and knew that they have donated the money resulting from sales
to children with cancer. There were many pictures carrying more than one red
point, the visitors must have really enjoyed the exhibition and the very
On internet I found Duyal Tüzün’s CV in Turkish but with Mr.
Google’s translation you can get an idea what this woman has done with her
life, quite astonishing. http://nec.k12.tr/hakkimizda/egitim-kadromuz/duyal-tuzun/
A short curriculum vitae of
Gökhan Gökberg who was born in Nicosia in 1985, I also found on internet but I have known him before
as the head of the UMUT Cultural Organisation in Nicosia with its Umut/Hope
Orchestra in which he participates with the side flute. In the HOPE House as
they call themselves hope and assistance is given to people with cancer; I have
visited the house once. It is an incredible organization and they have my deep
respect. There is an introduction in Turkish but you can ask Mr. Google for
translation to get an idea. http://aktiviteparki.com/umut-egitim-ve-kultur-evi-cok-ozel-bir-ev/
Both share the love for photography, they had quite a row of
exhibitions, had participated in photography competitions and have received
many awards. There is something very wise Gökhan Gökberg is saying, it seems to
be his life philosophy:
is like Photography, you develop from the Negatives."
money from sales went to Kemal Saraçoğlu Organisation for Children with
Cancer. You may contact the
photographers to further assist the organization under the tel nos. (0392) 2270616 and (0392) 2270617.