Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica

18 April 2019

Nice to see my photo of the lush rain forest on the Barva Volcano in Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica, featured in a climate change article in today’s Guardian.

Link to story: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/18/we-are-not-doomed-cutting-carbon

Faces come out of the rain

16 April 2019

As an economic downturn continues to put pressure on the Turkish lira value against the US dollar, life proceeds as normal on Istiklal Caddesi on a rainy afternoon in Istanbul, Turkey.

Two legacies. One Taksim.

10 April 2019

A new mosque rises over Istanbul’s Taksim Square beside the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk monument, which is dedicated to the founder of Turkey’s secular republic. Turkish Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long sought to build a mosque in Istanbul’s central plaza and soon this goal will be realized.

Turkish opposition party wins Ankara, possibly Istanbul

01 April 2019

My favorite shot from celebrations at the Republican People’s Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, published in Italy’s la Repubblica.

The country’s main opposition party, the CHP, took most of Turkey’s largest cities in municipal elections that saw a backlash against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) following an economic downturn that led to a spike in consumer prices.

Above, a crowd celebrated the victory of CHP Ankara Mayoral Candidate Mansur Yavas.

Newroz in Diyarbakir

21 March 2019

In Diyarbakir, Turkey, a pair of Kurdish women join festivities marking Newroz, the celebration of spring by Middle Eastern, Persian and Turkic cultures.

God is a woman

09 March 2019

A scene from the International Women’s Day march in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 8, 2019. Protesters took the streets chanting feminist slogans for gender equality and an end to violence against women and transgender people in Turkey despite heavy police presence and the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.

Soldiers at the Anıtkabir in Ankara

05 March 2019

Caught a soldier mid-lunge on a recent visit to the Anıtkabir, the mausoleum for Turkey’s first president, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, in Ankara.

Syrian refugees in Kayseri

19 February 2019

Hello internet, on a recent visit to central Kayseri’s Caferbey Mahallesi, I came across many Syrian children asking for clothes and shoes. Their families live in partially demolished houses and any help would make a big difference.

Selam internet, geçen hafta Kayseri’deki Caferbey Mahallesini ziyaret ederken, ayakkabı ve kıyafet isteyen birçok Suriyeli çocuk ile karşılaştım. Aileleri, bir kısmı yıkılmış evlerde yaşıyor ve her yardım büyük bir fark yaratabilir.

Ankara Cyberpunk

12 February 2019

I didn’t know the term ‘Cyberpunk’ before living in Ankara. An urban scene from Kizilay, the central intersection in Ankara, Turkey.

 

Cover Portrait for Datum Magazine

02 February 2019

In January, I collaborated with investigative reporter Franziska Tschinderle for this DATUM Magazine cover portrait and reportage on Max Zirngast, an Austrian journalist who was jailed for three months in Turkey for his articles and activism. Find the full story here.