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Art and book signing in Panagia Thermiotissa church

The artist Françoise Moncomble and author Yvonne Cerkez, had a joint book signing and art exhibition in the Panagia Thermiotissa Church in Dogankoy this weekend. Despite the bad weather, and the fact that it was on the same day as the anniversary celebrations of Northern Cyprus, many people still found their way to the little white church in Dogankoy. Many villagers braved the rain and came to get their books signed or to buy a print of any of Françioses paintings. The paintings are colourful portraits of people the artist met when she worked at various places in the world for her work with British embassies. Yvonne autographed her book about Rauf Denktash, Northern Cyprus’s founder.

To read previous interview with Yvonne Cerkez here

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About Petter Koubek 205 Articles
Has worked as a photographer since 1997. After his apprenticeship he commenced employment at the Metro newspaper in Prague as picture editor and photographer. Since 1998, he has worked freelance mainly for newspapers, weeklies and magazines in Sweden, but also assignments in advertising, weddings and Hus photography. Since March 2014 Petter has been living in Northern Cyprus. His approach is characterized by photojournalism and Petter has a penchant for storytelling with imagery.