Occupy Kiev Portraits by Barbaros Kayan

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When I was 8, while trying to create my own mixture with the chemicals in the house which are used for house cleaning, hydrochloric acid reacted to bleach and this left me out of breath for a few seconds, but I am still alive. I am still doing the same thing; trying to perceive and understand life, not with chemicals this time but with my camera.

When I first started to gain interest in the discipline of documentary, I realized that the photographer can reflect himself in the photographs he takes. Although what we see in such photographs is purely life itself, it is quite interesting to also find the chemistry of the photographer in the images. I think photography is not just an aesthetic frame which provides us charming images.

Besides its purpose as a historical record, if the photographer wants it to, a photograph can speak all the languages of the world; can read the codes of life and human beings. .

Occupy Kiev Portraits by Barbaros Kayan