Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
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Description The broken door of an abandoned schoolhouse, in the rural Turkish mountain village of Ashah Eshenler. Darkness, shadow, a few stray apricots on the stoop, and a clearly upside down door just add to the intrigue of the image.
Eshenler is really two villages: the lower village houses about 50 families, mostly agricultural farmers, while the upper village is home to 20 or 30 shepherd and goatherd families. This school in the lower village provided education through 5th grade until around 1998, when a new schoolhouse was built up the hill to service both villages.
Josh Wentz, Ankara, Turkey Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Photography helps me discover and share with others the beauty and depth I find as I travel and work in Turkey, mostly in central Anatolia. From the capital city to small towns and villages, the people, buildings, history and nature of this country are always worth sharing and remembering.
The capital city of Ankara is currently my home, but I also enjoy the opportunity to occasionally travel through the larger Anatolian plateau and also to the coastal regions near the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean. The smaller towns and villages in these areas particularly interest me, being off the beaten path and full of interesting settings and friendly, unpretentious people. And, of course, the city of Istanbul contains more experiences and photographic opportunities than I could explore in a lifetime.
These galleries display my best work, and I'll be continually uploading new images. In the meantime, please take a look at the slices of Turkish life to be found here, and I hope you like what you see!