Cover by Ara Laylo

Young Turks
Omer Kursat

ISBN 978-0983504115, June 7, 2014
Softcover, 62 pages, 8.25 x 6 in.

Portraits shot in Ankara and İzmir on various occasions during the seventies. They tell a story of coming of age, a story of beauty, friendship and love. The decision to publish them was made 40 years later during the weeks of Gezi Park protests.

Omer Kursat has an incredibly sharp eye: his photographs create a narrative of their ownno words required. He paints a dreamy landscape that softly captures one of life's major passages: coming of age. His characters are distant but very much alive. In their eyes, you see dreams as they look at an uncertain world with hope and anticipation.

from a reader review

I thank Kursat for triggering an interesting, and totally unexpected, meditation.

reader comment

Images from the photo exhibit held in conjunction with the release of the book: