Hello, I'm Uğur and I live in Istanbul, Turkey. I'm trying to show the important issues the world is facing, such as social injustice and war, by putting two pictures side-by-side within a single frame. By doing this, I want to demonstrate the contrasts between the two different worlds we live in.
I started my first parallel universe work on a news story. I started to see fear and despair in the eyes of refugee children trying to go to Europe. I think we don't know anything about war, famine, etc. Today, you may be peaceful, but as long as these problems continue, you will be exposed to these problems. As an artist, I believe that art is the master of all languages. For long, art has been used to create awareness that helps in awakening the communities.
I wanted to show the difference between developed and underdeveloped countries. The message I want to convey through my work is versatile. Developed countries live in luxury, peace and waste, but I would like to remind them that people in the underdeveloped countries live in pain, hunger and war. I also wanted to remind the underdeveloped countries that they could find a better government and education and they can be as strong and peaceful as the developed countries. I want to show the problems of the modern world, greed, injustice.
I use the visuals of photojournalists who work under extreme conditions from all over the world. I thank you for the intense support from around the world. I want to present my new pieces.
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Photo: Nazeer Al-Khatib
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Photo: Sean Smith
In October 2018, the United Nations warned that 13 million people face starvation in what could be "the worst famine in the world in 100 years". In November 2018, according to the New York Times report, 1.8 million children in Yemen are extremely subject to malnutrition.
Afghan child works at a coal yard in Jalalabad. Photo: Noorullah Shirzada
It is ridiculous to expect a future full of peace and love from generations that have never lived. Photo: Yasin Akgül
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Photo: Marco Gualazzini
Luxury consumption on the one hand, and poverty on the other. Rohingya refugees. Photo: Allison Joyce