The Paphos Gate, Nicosia
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.
The walls sourrounding the old city have three gates. In The Kyrenia Gate which was responsible to the transport to the north, and especially Kyrenia, the Famagusta Gate which was responsible for the transport from Famagusta, Larnaca and Limassol and Karpasia, and the Paphos Gate for transport to the west and especially Paphos. All three gates are well-preserved.
Print sizes: 25 x 20 cm – €20 and 40 x 30 cm – €40