Istanbul Hüzün

11 images Created 13 Nov 2016

These images are a visual exploration of the Turkish concept of hüzün, defined as sadness, melancholy or gloominess but in a collective and also spiritual sense. The word originally comes from Arabic. It's a concept I didn't understand before living in Turkey, but now I've felt it. The country exhibits a strange mix of the past and present, new buildings and construction amidst a traditional people kind of holding onto an older, traditional version of Turkey in their hearts and minds.
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