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    x0x Witness to a Fading Lifestyle on the Anatolian Plain Witness to a Fading Lifestyle on the Anatolian Plain By SUSANNE FOWLER, The New York Times An
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      x0x Witness to a Fading Lifestyle on the Anatolian Plain

      Witness to a Fading Lifestyle on the Anatolian Plain


      By SUSANNE FOWLER, The New York Times


      http://www.TurkRadio.us

      An exhibition of the work of Josephine Powell, an American photographer who documented the lives of Anatolian nomads, has opened at Koc Universitys Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul.



      ISTANBUL Hailed as one of the last great travelers of Anatolia, the American photographer Josephine Powell was witness to the lives of nomads in ways that most Westerners could merely imagine, collecting artifacts and tens of thousands of images along the way.

      Some of her work documenting that fading cultural legacy during the 1970s and 80s is on display in What Josephine Saw, the opening exhibit at Koc Universitys Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, an oasis of calm on Istanbuls busy Istiklal Caddesi.

      The show runs through Oct. 21, and was curated by Kimberly Hart, a social-cultural anthropologist who is an assistant professor at SUNY Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York.

      It was an era of much political upheaval in Turkey, Ms. Hart said recently by telephone. There was a lot of economic development, of mass migration from rural areas to the cities, but Josephine Powell did not show these things. She didnt show factories, buses and Turks migrating to Germany. Instead she shows us lives of nomads and villagers in an almost timeless fashion.

      Read the rest at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/world/europe/witness-to-a-fading-lifestyle-on-the-anatolian-plain.html

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