'KAPI' (english: door) is a project realized during my erasmus program at the 'Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University' in Istanbul, Turkey, during the spring semester of 2014. All pictures were taken in the areas of 'Emniyetevler' and 'Yeni Levent', two neighborhoods of Istanbul.
I came up with the idea of creating a photographic work about doors while exploring the city, recognizing that the contrast between rich and poor can be found in every corner all around the town. After this observation, I searched for a visual approach and solution to show and emphasize this contradiction of society, so the 'KAPI' project was born. Doors basically present the wealth standard of a person. The door, especially the entry door, is the first impression a person gains before entering someone’s private space. For that reason, I chose the door as the object in order to show the discrepancy of wealth standards within the Turkish community.
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