A few months back, I was notified that I was named the recipient of a Poynter Fellowship at Yale University to give a talk this fall on my work photographing “Protests, Pipelines + Women” in Turkey and Azerbaijan at Yale University. I will be joined by economics professor Tolga Koker. The talk is sponsored by the University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. The date is now set for October 1, 2013 at 4pm in Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, Yale University. The talk is free and open to the public. More information is available on the Yale University website. Yale Daily News article, “Photojournalist Discusses Travels, Gender“.
Every respectable protest has its moment when it stops being something ordinary, predictable but rises to meet the occasion of something greater than itself. That night was last night in Taksim Square for the now 15-day old protests over the destruction of Gezi Park adjacent to Taksim Square have expanded into a much larger call for the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s resignation. That’s because Klavier Kunst, aka Davide Martello, from Italy (or the Land of Awesome) currently residing in Germany, arrived with his piano and played for the crowds of protesters as well as the riot police, the moment captured here.