What if photography is more about "listening" than seeing?
Samet Durgun uses this question as his compass to narrate stories about individuals and communities with intricate identities, like himself. Those stories depict contemporary forms of intimacy, vulnerability, trauma, survival, resilience, and empowerment. He recognizes the need for a balance between respecting the struggles of communities while emphasizing the inherent beauty.
Samet (b. 1988) is based in Berlin, a German citizen with Turkish migration background and Abkhazian descent. He holds a BA from Bogazici University, Turkey. He is currently attending the College of Fine Arts Berlin (UDK) as a member of the "Common Ground", a support program for artists who migrated to Germany.
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