The gardener “Panagi”
The photographs in the Mangoian collection were taken between 1920 and 1960 by Haigaz Mangoian (1907-1970) a celebrated Armenian photographer living in Nicosia.
The photographs cover the whole of Cyprus and its people during British colonial rule. Leading through the Mangoian archive, two sentiments predominate; on the one hand, we have the contrast between the two people sharing this beautiful island, the calm life of the British colonialists and the life of the common people of Cyprus; on the other, that sudden feeling of time standing still.
I’d like to have time to buy some cloth: thirty yards of woven stuff, for our gardener Panagi: incredible, he says he needs that much for those old baggy trousers he wears…
- G. Seferis, In the Kyrenia district
Print sizes: 25 x 20 cm – €20 and 40 x 30 cm – €40