Entry Title: "Dead Car"
Name: Barbaros Kayan , Turkey
Category and Expertise: Architecture, Professional
Entry Description: After intense clashes in northern Syria, it was no different than walking in a ghost town. Almost all bodies were removed, however cars were scattered around like bodies. Most of the cars in Kobanê were used for barricades or carrying bombs, waiting to be removed like bullet-riddled bodies that died prematurely.
I already had an idea of the visual entirety before shooting the Dead Car photo series. All the fixed notions of my photographies such as ‘’reality’’, and sources of varieties of typological reading were right in front of me. I tried to tell the story as simple as possible, without dramatizing it, and taking out the human factor from my compositions. By electing such a strong element as color from the photographies, I tried to let figurative reading, open the way for entirety.