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Children of the Enclave Years

Memory in the Dead Zone

Studio portraits of Turkish Cypriot children during the enclave years (1964 - 74) from the archive of Mehmet Shik, Nicosian photographer.


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  • a map of an enclave childhood
  • celebrating circumcision with a new gun
  • or a satin cape
  • the circumcised brothers and their sister
  • bridesmaids
  • all the names, of all her dolls
  • brother and sister with a bouquet
  • girl with the flag
  • ballerina
  • under the net
  • the sisters
  • games of chance
  • scott_walker_sons_of.mp3
  • jacques_brel_jacky.mp3
  • vanessa_paradisbe_my_babe.mp3

About the creator

Alev Adil

Alev Adil is the originator of this site. Alev's creative practice and academic research explores how poetry, performance, creative pedagogy and dialogic art practice can create the potential for...