Silver 2018 / People / Life Style

Under The Shadow of The Sun

  • Prizes
    Gold in Editorial/Photo Essay, Silver in People/Life Style
  • Photographer
    Nadir Bucan

Van, located in Turkey, emerges as an archaic settlement. When you reach distant mountain villages, a life welcomes you that is unfamiliar to many of us—a life that we haven't seen since childhood, and that we will never see again. The local people know how to deal with difficult natural conditions and spend their days touching water and soil. They exist quietly in these places where technology is not superior, but rather assistive. The dominance of nature on their culture is absolute. This life is the antithesis of the “techno-life” we live in now, where we are surrounded by objects.