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 Turning a corner in the old downtown of Avanos, Turkey, we found this old woman sitting alone on her doorstep in the empty street. As we looked through samples of hand knitted socks and ornaments she brought out for sale, she described the hardships of her life: husband passed away, son living in another city, medical needs cropping up and no way to pay for bread. Now she knits to try to bring in a little extra money. Sadly, the story is not an unusual one for the elderly in Turkey's villages, especially as more and more of the work force moves to city centers.
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!