Thursday, November 15, 2018

Merve + Rebar, Izmir, Turkey, 2013

After dance class we walked over to a construction site nearby for a photographic session. The rest of the university campus was busy, so this was secluded enough for us to have the privacy to do so.

I jumped to the ground in front of the concrete floor, while Merve and her friends stayed above. Each took their turn with this grouping of rebar as the clouds passed by quickly behind.

One dancer presented herself as a prisoner behind the bars, while Merve stood tall and reached beyond them to the viewers below. It was a marvelous gesture and one which will be remembered for as long as I live.

I do hope to return to Turkey in the next two years, to revisit these dear friends, and to once again document this beautiful country.

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