This book by Reno Wideson is the realization of a life-long dream, a presentation of his beloved mother country, the way it used to be and the way it is today. As he puts it himself – a photographic essay and a tribute to ‘Cyprus Eternal’.
Images of a Lifetime contains nearly 500 photographs, taken in all seasons over the past 42 years; a lifetime’s work on a much loved subject by an accomplished photographer.
For those of us who have known Cyprus intimately it will give the opportunity for a nostalgic journey down memory lane. For those who have not as yet had the chance to visit or know the island, this book may be the start of an interesting and rewarding relationship with the island of Aphrodite.
The photographs are presented in a sequence which follows the path of numerous journeys all over Cyprus and are accompanied by brief factual captions identifying the subjects and their position on the island. The text consists of notes from Reno’s personal diaries, as well as excerpts from the writings of authors and travellers who visited Cyprus and recorded their comments, from antiquity to the recent past.
– Demetra Karantokis