at the Naci Talat Peace and Guest House in Nicosia
By Heidi Trautmann
I am amazed at the beauty of the artistic photos
shown at the exhibition. Works by two professional artists. You can follow
their career and their work on their personal websites. Their life is determined by photography, an
art which becomes more and more important and ….more artistic as we go.
Photography has become an important discipline in modern art, no longer just a
tool for the arts but as an independent body.
As an artist friend once commented: Art begins in the head and not at
the tip of the brush. You need just as much knowledge of composition and theory
of colours, just as much sensitivity of observing the world around you in order
to produce photos of this quality.
One day in spring 2014 Buket Özatay and Tijen Erol
Yakup travelled to Morocco to discover the soul of the country. A world of
legends and tradition, of beautiful traditional architecture, and proud people
and tribes of the desert. I have a very
special relation to this country as my father used to be Foreign Correspondent
for the North African countries and he personally knew the royal family of
Morocco and through his work I saw the first pictures and heard the fantastic
stories of this country.
During their stay in Morocco, Buket and Tijen shared
their experiences and encounters with us via facebook, so I always knew what
they were up to and with some excitement I saw the first pictures.
The exhibition is on until December 24,
unfortunately I could not publish my review earlier because our house was hit
by lightning and had caused much damage, so also my computer, but fortunately
my data were safe.
We will hear more of them. Meanwhile the 7th
photo competition organised by the Özatay Foundation is running, you can learn
more about it on the internet.