My exhibit titled “Faces & Places from Turkey, II” was on display at the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in Providence, RI, between July 1- July 30, 2008. The following is the collection that I presented. You can view the collections included in prior exhibits/folios by clicking on the gallery icon on the navigation bar. It looks like a small grid on the left edge.
One mishap was that someone accidentally took my guest book and I lost all the comments from my guests and friends. I read some of them with great enjoyment during my spare time on gallery night. If you care to write your comment here, I will greatly appreciate it.
Faces and Places from Turkey Statement
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
These are the photographs from the exhibit that showed in the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in Providence. The exhibit statement is above, and here is a brief catalog with a description of each photograph. There is plenty to see in the collection.