Ece Gökalp
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"NatureMort" is Ece Gökalp's work focusing on the relation between nature and individual, which she started as a dissertation.

Gökalp refers to Susan Sontag's words in "On Photography": "A way of certifying experience, taking photographs is also a way of refusing it - by limiting experience to a search for the photogenic, by converting experience into an image, a souvenir." And she reinterprets those words which are about the relationship tourists establish with photography by this brilliant thinker, in terms of the people in our age in which technology and social media has gained an unbelievable prevalence.

This work, true to its name, focuses on the relation urbanites establish with nature through Gökalp's visual records in which she is a part of and on the ways and directions in which one can see this relationship. In her own words: "So long as I take photographs, I feel I will never lose the thrill I find in metaphors of nature and landscape." Through "NatureMort" Gökalp claims she finds the answers to many questions on the theory of photography, social relations and problems about herself, and it goes without saying that one must see her questions as well as her answers.