Between 2006 and 2010 Thodoris Tzalavras wandered and photographed the numerous derelict and abandoned houses adjacent to the Green Line in Nicosia, Cyprus.
A native of Athens, Tzalavras first encountered the buildings in 2002 when he was stationed on the island for mandatory service in the Greek army—he vowed to return and go beyond the causes, UN soldiers, roadblocks, and checkpoints.
New title coming soon from Thodoris Tzalavras: Spirits of the River, a book of pinhole photographs.
Nicosia in Dark and White
Photographs by Thodoris Tzalavras
Introduction & short story by Ioanna Mavrou
Poem by David Alan Harvey
108 pages, 40 duotone plates
Clothbound hardcover with a tipped-in photo and dust jacket
First edition 1,000 copies
Book Ex Machina