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The Cyprus Project

30 Interviews
Book and Exhibit Project
by Lisa Fuhr

Lisa Fuhr “I’ve always been interested in looking beyond what meets the eye in foreign countries. I am captivated by the insight into the lives of individuals – even more than the more obvious beauty of the land itself. As a person interested in politics, Cyprus fascinated me immediately with the unique situation of a divided land and its ambivalence. Especially in view of current developments of nation states in Europe, I am focused on the feelings of the people against the backdrop of the political arena.”

Lisa Fuhr received her degree in English studies and worked for the Goethe Institute for twelve years in various functions, including her position as Culture Coordinator in Mexico City, where she specialised in film. She then worked in the area of culture and language, including translations for film and television, as well as various photo projects in southern Italy and Mexico, among others.


2005 – Mein Laden – mein Leben (My Shop – My Llife) was published by München-Verlag: portraits of 21 Munich shopkeepers
2014 – Three years of research and travelling to Georgia culminated in Tbilisi – Life in a New Era. 34 Portraits. icon Verlag.
Georgia has witnessed dramatic changes since the fall of the Soviet Union. In the early 90s it was regarded as a “failed state”, unable to provide its citizens with either reliable infrastructure, such as electricity and water or, at the minimum, a secure livelihood. Instead, its people grappled every day with ever-present street crime, corruption, and deep despair. These times of severe deprivation exacerbated by war and displacement were followed by periods of economic growth. The fight against everyday corruption and crime won, and Georgia set out on the road towards civil society.

All book publications were accompanied by photo exhibits.
This is also planned for The Cyprus Project.

© Lisa Fuhr, Munich, Germany 2017
phone 0049 89 34 44 14 • mobile 0049 173 35 89 881

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