“The woman is a being through which man feels connected to nature as the woman is very similar to nature in its birth-giving, and life-blooming characteristics. That is why many languages use the term ‘mother nature’ when referring to nature as she is the bridge between life and man. She is able to recreate herself, and that is the source of her characteristics.
The woman not only causes a miracle by giving birth but also has the ability to reconstitute herself spiritually. She fulfills this by putting herself in the center. Though the word ‘budding’ reminds us of the ’body,’ it stands for reproduction, the regaining of life, and regeneration of a cell. My exhibition ‘Budding’ depicts these characteristics of the woman by using all the aesthetic and composition figures of photography.” – Emel Karakozak
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Award-winning photographer, Emel Karakozak, was born in Turkey in 1974. Her adventure in photography started in high school. She is the first woman in Turkey to receive the acclaimed EFIAP/g title by the Global Photography Union. Her first exhibition, Lotus, opened in 2010 in the Adana Sabancı Fine Arts Gallery, and since then she has enjoyed great success through multiple solo and group exhibitions. She currently continues her career as a photographer at the Artgalerim Bebek Art Gallery and Lust Auf Kunst Art Gallery, and as a federation delegate for the Turkish Federation of Photographic Art. – GM