This exhibition is organised as part of the celebrations for the 1600th anniversary of the founding of Venice. It is dedicated to the work of photographers, both Cypriots, and foreigners, who have produced images inspired by material traces of the Venetian rule in Cyprus throughout the ages.
The first part of the exhibition presents historical photographs drawn from CVAR's rich photographic archive, focusing on Nicosia. Among the most popular topics were the Venetian walls of Nicosia that caught the interest of many professional and amateur photographers dating to the 19th century and onwards. A number of postcards are now also part of CVAR's collections. Following the same concept, the exhibition covers images depicting the Venetian coat of arms in Nicosia, doorways, windows, sculptures, and other reminisces of Venice in Cyprus.
The exhibition's second part is dedicated to contemporary photographs showcasing how the island's Venetian monuments all over Cyprus still, nowadays, inspire professional and amateur photographers. The photographs presented in this section resulted from a photographic competition organized by CVAR in cooperation with the Cyprus Photographic Society and the Nicosia Municipality as part of the Venice celebrations.