100 Words: Yusuf Sevincli On Returning Home : The Picture Show I set out to re-capture the fragments of past events that marked my memories of home. Was it really me who existed in these places so long ago?
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100 Words: Yusuf Sevincli On Returning Home

The photographs in my series Home were taken in the town of Zonguldak, a small city in northern Turkey on the coast of the Black Sea, where I was born and spent more than half my life. I started photographing when I returned many years later for a weekend visit; I found myself confronted with questions about my past and belonging. The places where I spent my childhood had become complete strangers to me, and I set out to recapture the fragments of past events that marked my memories of home. Was it really me who existed in these places so long ago? Has Zonguldak changed, or had I?


Yusuf Sevincli studied documentary photography at Nordens Fotoskola in Sweden (2004), and currently lives and works in Istanbul. You can see more of his work on his Web site.

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