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Exile is an ongoing photographic series about the Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara. Out of a total of nine islands, only four are accessible by a one hour boat trip. These islands were used by several empires as places of exile hosting Byzantine royalty, political figures, and even the once over-populated packs of dogs roaming the streets. The photographs aim to represent the exiled, circling the islands looking out towards the horizon.
The use of the pinhole camera allows for the unseen to be captured on film: the push and pull of the tide appears like glass or fog, the wind evident in the blur of the leaves, and the sun’s rays projected inside the camera. Exile is meant to open a dialogue about the use of land, the establishment of political boundaries, and what it means to experience a place.
Whether the decision to live abroad is voluntary or not, the feeling of suspension between two realities–here and and there–and acceptance of the new reality exists. Exile uses the views from the islands to photographically express those two realities.
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