‘Rituals and Poetry of Nature’ Photography Exhibit to Open at Almyra

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All living beings must learn to respect, fear, and love the natural world. How do they express these feelings? In a new exhibition, Ergenç Korkmazel will propose that rituals play an important role in creating a visual poetry for understanding nature. ‘Rituals and Poetry of Nature’ will include such scenes as a ceremonial bath in a fountain and a solemn gathering of flowers in a meadow. The photographer aims to suggest that through such rituals, one can be nurtured by the natural world and attuned to its beauties and secrets. This process, he will argue, is critical in the modern world, constructed as it is of concrete walls that separate us from the outdoors. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, 4 May, from 20:00 in Danae. After hearing opening remarks by artist Miriam McConnor, attendees can enjoy a cocktail reception, live music, and the exhibition itself. The photographer will be on hand to answer questions. Korkmazel was born in 1972 in the village of Stavrokonno in the district of Pafos. After the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974, he resettled with his family in the occupied area. He first studied photography in 2001. In 2004, he returned to the town of his birth and pursued a career in photography. He has presented five solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows, including international exhibitions in Denmark and Turkey. He was the first official photographer of ‘Pafos: 2017 European Capital of Culture’. The exhibit runs through 20 May 2019.

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