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Nicosia in Dark and White

Thodoris Tzalavras

  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White
  • Nicosia in Dark and White

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.

Awards

Finalist BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK AWARD
Pictures of the Year International (POYi)

Silver Award
PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris

About the photographer

Thodoris Tzalavras was born in Athens, Greece in 1978. His photographs have been exhibited at Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Silver Eye Center for Photography, HOST gallery, and David Alan Harvey’s loft in New York as part of the Burn Gallery Show. He often shows his projects on his website and at In Search of Lost Pictures, his blog.

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

English/Greek text

108 pages, 40 duotone plates

23x25cm

Clothbound hardcover with a tipped-in photo and dust jacket

First edition 1,000 copies

Book Ex Machina

Nicosia, 2010

ISBN: 978-9963-9858-0-7

€ 35

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