through his photographs, Jean-Emmanuel Hay has succeeded in revealing to us what is concealed by the power of habitat and everyday routine. Initially as a visitor, and later on as a lover of our island, he was capable to see what we locals consider to be an ordinary landscape of our everydayness, bypassing it without ever pausing to pay attention.
We are Cypriots is a chronicle that takes us behind the scenes sharing personal histories that official histories often ignore.
Between 2015 and 2018, during the reunification talks and after the failed, the author Lisa Fuhr visited Cypriots from both communities and photographed them in their surroundings. These intimate photographs and accompanying in-depth conversations shed light on life in Cyprus today.
28 cypriots tell their stories:
reports and photographs from a divided island.