Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJosh Wentz CollectionPeople
DescriptionOn the most important day of a Turkish Anatolian village wedding, the women gather in one crowd, the men in another, to ceremonially welcome the young couple into their new home. In this setting, the colorful style of Turkish village women is on full display. Young or old, each one knows how to choose their best outfit for the day: coordination is not important, chic modern looks are not important; what is important is loud and exciting color. Here, friends, relatives and neighbors look anxiously down the dirt streets, waiting for the bridal car to arrive.
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!