These are the photographs from the exhibit that was housed in the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in Providence. The exhibit statement is below, and here is a brief catalog with a description of each photograph.
This collection of photographs presents a continuation of an earlier exhibit. Faces & Places From Turkey, II is a richer collection of images showing faces and places that a visitor will not likely encounter during their visit to Turkey. These photographs differ from the iconic photographs of Turkey which feature the familiar skylines, familiar faces, and stereotypical lifestyles.
I am interested in photography that shares scenes as I perceive them at the time of taking the picture. “Seeing” and “photographing” are two related but very different activities. Whereas seeing is mostly mental, photographing is mostly mechanical. Although I “photograph” what I “see,” the actual experience of either differ from one another in significant ways.
In that line of thinking, I hope that what you “see” will come close to what I intended to show, rather than remaining at the level of what the camera recorded, and that you will choose to see rather than to look.
July 6, 2008