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Friday 18th August 2017
Sunday 03rd September 2017
16:00 - 19:00
17 days/nights
Palia Ilektriki - Paphos
  Pafos Pafos
Vladimirou Irakleous, Paphos, Cyprus
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European Eyes on Japan - Japan today

Starting from 1999, Japan Today has been inviting photographers from two

European Capitals of Culture to Japan each year to document peoples’ lives in different areas. The aim is to re-familiarise the Japanese with aspects of their lives which tend to be lost. By looking through the “filter” of a foreigners eye, or rather camera lens, the Japanese audience is invited to rediscover the hidden gems of their own culture as well as gaining a more global perspective. At the same time the project acquaints Europeans with Japanese Culture through photographs which go beyond stereotypical representation.

To date, 60 photographers have recorded 37 areas in Japan in an on-going annual programme with the goal to photograph all 47 regions of the country. At the end of each venture, the photographs are exhibited in museums in Japan. For 2017, the participating photographers are Ergenc Mehmet Korkmazel and Constantinos Taliotis, while the exhibition is curated by Mikiko Kikuta.

Pafos 2017

The title of the European Capital of Culture in 2017 has led to a high quality programme which is now being implemented with great optimism, passion and vision.

The launching of Pafos 2017 European Cpatital of Culture and more importantly the programme as a whole is considered more as a starting point and not as an arrival.

Hosting the biggest European cultural initiative is a great honour for our small city of Pafos as well as a huge responsibility and prospect. After going through troubled waters, Pafos is now on a course for progress and growth. The European Capital of ...