By Heidi Trautmann …

Kadir Kaba has dedicated his life to photography, not only with respect to his own activities but to promoting photography, art photography, and doing intensive research on Cyprus Turkish photography.

Please read my texts on earlier book presentations and my thoughts.

click here – Kadir Kaba’s new book “The Origins of Turkish Cypriot Photography”   (2010)

click here – Kadir Kaba’s new book “The Origins of Turkish Cypriot Photography”   (2013)

This new book about “M. Fevzi Akarsu, the Founder of Modern Turkish Cypriot Photography” was launched on April 13 at EMAA (European Mediterranean Art Association) together with an exhibition of original old photographs, partly from his own private archive and partly by courtesy of friends and members of the Akarsu family who also came to the opening evening.  The exhibition continues until the 20th April.

The book is written in Turkish and English and it gives precious information on the political and social on-goings during those early years in the 20th century. The research was done with the utmost accuracy and I am sure it took him many years to accomplish this task.

In 2005 I had led an interview with Kadir Kaba for the English newspaper Cyprus Today which is published in my book ‘Art and Creativity in North Cyprus, Volume I’ together with other photographers; I learned many eye-opening things.

The book was sponsored by EMU Eastern Mediterranean University and Prof. Dr. Naciye Doratli, Head of the Faculty of Architecture and Director of the Department of Cyprus Studies,  and the Rector of the university, Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, both spoke about the importance of Kadir Kaba’s contribution on the occasion of the opening. Zehra Sonya, President of our Art Association had set up the exhibition and organized the event and welcomed the guests.  HE Mustafa Akinci and First Lady, Meral Akinci, were very impressed by the photos on display and Kadir Kaba took the opportunity to thank the President, former Mayor of Nicosia, who in that function had often supported the art activities, competitions and exhibitions.

A document worthwhile to read for those who are interested in Cyprus.