ERSIN TATAR – Through my Lens
Photo Exhibition at the Ismet Güney Art Centre Nicosia, 08 – 16 August 2020
Prime Minister Ersin Tatar says in his invitation to the exhibition that his
idea was to share his photographic impressions of his homeland with the public
in order to support the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukemia
and Cancer, to help the children suffering from the terrible diseases and to
raise the awareness in society.
85 photographs tell the viewer of Ersin Tatar’s love for the island of Cyprus,
for the beauty of its nature, for its unique combination of mountain and sea so
close together. You can tell that Ersin Tatar is out for regular walks and you
can see him stopping in front of flowering bushes and trees, bending down for
small flowers, getting close to them, enjoying the sun rise or late in the day
the sun set. It reminds one of our own walks stopping in wonder in front of a
field with poppies, lilies and other spring flowers. The clear and transparent
air Cyprus is famous for and many artists have been praising, allows the eye of
the walker to see far over the foothills with its villages until it meets the
sea. On his walks the photographer meets with stray dogs and he seems to make
friends with them and his encounters with people are well observed, people in
the markets, working the fruit of their fields, the appreciation of their work
and their love of life.
photographs have an absolutely natural and rather emotional approach which
makes them so very touching. In today’s restless and problematic times where
people are glued to their I-phones and forget the sound of a bird or the smell
of jasmine, the reminding of it by sharing
one’s observations in our beautiful nature, is of utmost importance.
exhibition will be open for another week and viewing times are 09.00 to 16:00
PS: The photos are sold at a very reasonable price....