November 07, 2006
Black Sea, Winter Color
Anna Puig Rosado, Turquie, Sinop, maison de thé
What’s happening on the shores of the Black Sea in the dead of winter?
Self-assignment: Buy a one-way ticket to Istanbul. Take a camera, a backpack and lots of film. Travel the circumference of the Black Sea via free rides and public transportation during the harshest winter months. No personal guides or lodging reservations. Discover the nearly deserted beaches, the souls of places and people who share the same body of water (but perhaps different cultures), as they hibernate or turn inside.
Bring back, via another one-way ticket home, some direct knowledge of other people, neighboring cultures, habits, architecture and the memories of random day-to-day encounters. Capture in photographs the pale colors of winter light, countered by the forceful counterweights of lighting in outdoor public spaces, and the attempts at cheerful color and decoration in interiors, the comfort of traditions and celebrations against the gray and cold. Six weeks around the shores of the Black Sea. See what Anna Puig Rosado brought back to share with us.