A chair for the writers is the latest volume of the book with photos in the memory of the most famous Albanian writers of the latest years. It is a sample object which has become a symbol when for years and years the writers left their signatures. Some of them are still alive, but some others died. Top Channel Live this time has dedicated this article for all those writers that risked their life during the communist regime and for everyother writer that throw their pen give us this comfortable feeling reading their books!
This is a project of Roland Tasho, who is a photographer and has made 60 photographic galleries. He has been invited in the Afternoon Program, in Top Channel and of course, with him was his precious chair. He tells us about how his project started and the dilemma of choosing a chair or a writing machine. This project started in 1987.
I didn’t pick up a writing machine because it was difficult to move and it was also rigid and cold and with no feelings. After being consulted with my colleagues i decided to pick the chair. The chair is the place where the writers sit down during their work. The photographer also tells Top Channel about his difficulties till the book publication with photos of writers signing on the chair.
In 2000 ended up the first stage of the project, which was the one of photographing them. After lots of years looking out about finding some funds, he created the budget needed about the book publishing.
A good part of the writers is not alive anymore, but we do have a memory of them, behind their work certainly. Someone can say that this chair is like wine, older it is, more values it has, declared Roland Tasho for top channel live.
He was asked if there was anyone who tried to buy the chair, and he answered positively but he was decided to hold it because it has spiritual value for him, more than material ones. There was even the National Museum offered to buy the chair, despite this fact I am decided to keep it safe in my home and surely, in my heart. It is not only a work for me. It has a emotional relation between us – says the photographer.