These are the photographs from the exhibit Faces and Places from Turkey that showed 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