Emine Gozde  

Emine Gozde Sevim  was born 1985 in Istanbul, Turkey

Zendegi

Memories of a childhood about a landscape that no longer exists in the way it once was remembered leave one with emptiness. A “rootless” state embraces the identity.
An obsession begins to surrender. An image that frames the landscape becomes the background for the unimaginable. Zendegi consists of images about the untenable in the
landscape of a country that has not seen a day of rest for decades. It’s an attempt to paint a portrait of the geography and its forgotten people in moments of their daily
lives that nonetheless continue despite their struggles. These are the evidence of their peaceful existence, as they are the photographs of the emptiness that has side-by
side existed by the reality of war. Afghanistan, 2007

Zendegi
Memories of a childhood about a landscape that no longer
exists in the way it once was remembered leave one with
emptiness. A “rootless” state embraces the identity.
An obsession begins to surrender. An image that frames the
landscape becomes the background for the unimaginable.
Zendegi consists of images about the untenable in the
landscape of a country that has not seen a day of rest for
decades. It’s an attempt to paint a portrait of the geography
and its forgotten people in moments of their daily lives that
nonetheless continue despite their struggles. These are the
evidence of their peaceful existence, as they are the
photographs of the emptiness that has side-by side existed
by the reality of war.
Afghanistan, 2007
Untitled, from “Zendegi” series
11”x14”
Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Baryta paper
2007. Afghanistan.