The following images were made in Istanbul, Ankara, & Cappadocia, Turkey in the summer of 2015. I was astonished by the diversity and energy that is commonly found on the city streets of Istanbul. Local mosques frequently rang out with their call to prayer, markets and bazaars lined cobblestone streets, stray dogs and cats sauntered about with an uncanny confidence and poise.
Looking back at these photographs now brings up bittersweet thoughts considering the political climate of the region and how it has dramatically changed since I visited in 2015. I hope to be able to return to this area and continue to make more photographs and I can only hope that the region is able to find peace and move forward towards a brighter future for Turkey and its people.