Photographic exhibition “Nicosia - The wall” hosted in Berlin
Nicosia, Sep 17 – A photographic exhibition entitled, “Nicosia - The Wall,” has opened in the German capital on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
According to an official announcement, the exhibition aims to inform the public that Cyprus is still divided, as a result of the 1974 Turkish invasion and continuing occupation of its northern part.
Cyprus’ Ambassador to Germany Pantias Eliades has opened the exhibition, which is hosted at the Press and Information Office of the Federal Republic of Germany in Berlin.
Addressing the opening, Ambassador Eliades noted that the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of the Germany is a source of inspiration and encouragement to efforts for a solution of the Cyprus problem.
“Behind the fence and the wall stands the painful reality of the occupation and the division of the island and its people. We do not accept nor do we compromise with the division,” he said.
The exhibition, which includes photographs by German photo-reporter Marcos Gittis and Lithuanian photographer Aruna Baltenas, as well as 12 photographs/monotypes by Cypriot Katerina Attalidou, is staged by the cultural office of the Cyprus embassy in Berlin.
The exhibition was first hosted in Munich last April, during a series of events under the title “Cyprus Spring.”
The exhibition will remain open until September 28, and from October 20 until November 10, it will move to Humboldt University, in Berlin.