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This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
"Thank you for taking a photo of me. Can I see it?" This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. Three days ago we visited small villages to make a story about solar systems. During this trip I came across people who were willing to pose in front of my camera. #zambia #portraits #photostory #solar #sun #villages #villagelife #boys #girls #bestphoto #portrait #africa #everydayafrica #cigdemyuksel #zilverencamera #worldpress #rainseason #lusaka #light
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. Three days ago we visited small villages to make a story about solar systems. During this trip I came across people who were willing to pose in front of my camera. #zambia #portraits #photostory #solar #sun #villages #villagelife #boys #girls #bestphoto #portrait #africa #everydayafrica #cigdemyuksel #zilverencamera #worldpress #rainseason #lusaka #light
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. Three days ago we visited small villages to make a story about solar systems. During this trip I came across people who were willing to pose in front of my camera. #zambia #portraits #photostory #solar #sun #villages #villagelife #boys #girls #bestphoto #portrait #africa #everydayafrica #cigdemyuksel #zilverencamera #worldpress #rainseason #lusaka #light
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. Two days ago we visited small villages to make a story about solar systems. During this trip I came across people who were willing to pose in front of my camera. #zambia #portraits #photostory #solar #sun #villages #villagelife #boys #girls #bestphoto #portrait #africa #everydayafrica #cigdemyuksel #zilverencamera #worldpress #rainseason #lusaka #light
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. Two days ago we visited small villages to make a story about solar systems. During this trip I came across people who were willing to pose in front of my camera. #zambia #portraits #photostory #solar #sun #villages #villagelife #boys #girls #bestphoto #portrait #africa #everydayafrica #cigdemyuksel #zilverencamera #worldpress #rainseason #lusaka #light
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. Two days ago we visited small villages to make a story about solar systems. During this trip I came across people who were willing to pose in front of my camera. #zambia #portraits #photostory #solar #sun #villages #villagelife #boys #girls #bestphoto #portrait #africa #everydayafrica #cigdemyuksel #zilverencamera #worldpress #rainseason #lusaka #light
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. Every time I visit the compound I take some portraits of the people who stop me and ask me to take a picture of them. #zambia #portraits #compound #slum #girls #boys #men #women #cigdemyuksel #bestportrait #black #africa #african #zambian #blue #danger #safety #stories #photostories #photostory #november
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. Every time I visit the compound I take some portraits of the people who stop me and ask me to take a picture of them. #zambia  #portraits  #compound  #slum  #girls  #boys  #men  #women  #cigdemyuksel  #bestportrait  #black  #africa  #african  #zambian  #blue  #danger  #safety  #stories  #photostories  #photostory  #november 
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. Every time I visit the compound I take some portraits of the people who stop me and ask me to take a picture of them. #zambia #portraits #compound #slum #girls #boys #men #women #cigdemyuksel #bestportrait #black #africa #african #zambian #blue #danger #safety #stories #photostories #photostory #november
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. Every time I visit the compound I take some portraits of the people who stop me and ask me to take a picture of them. #zambia  #portraits  #compound  #slum  #girls  #boys  #men  #women  #cigdemyuksel  #bestportrait  #black  #africa  #african  #zambian  #blue  #danger  #safety  #stories  #photostories  #photostory  #november 
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. Every time I visit the compound I take some portraits of the people who stop me and ask me to take a picture of them. #zambia #portraits #compound #slum #girls #boys #men #women #cigdemyuksel #bestportrait #black #africa #african #zambian #blue #danger #safety #stories #photostories #photostory #november
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. Every time I visit the compound I take some portraits of the people who stop me and ask me to take a picture of them. #zambia  #portraits  #compound  #slum  #girls  #boys  #men  #women  #cigdemyuksel  #bestportrait  #black  #africa  #african  #zambian  #blue  #danger  #safety  #stories  #photostories  #photostory  #november 
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. During my first visit in the compound they didn't want to let me go unless I made a photo of them. #zambia #portraits #compound #slum #girls #cigdemyuksel #bestportrait #african #pink #eyes #stories #photostories #photostory #november
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. During my first visit in the compound they didn't want to let me go unless I made a photo of them. #zambia #portraits #compound #slum #girls #cigdemyuksel #bestportrait #red #blue #boygirl #poverty #eyes #stories #photostories #photostory #november
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. During my first visit in the compound they didn't want to let me go unless I made a photo of them. #zambia #portraits #compound #slum #girls #cigdemyuksel #bestportrait #red #blue #girls #stories #photostories #photostory #november
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. During my first visit in the compound they didn't want to let me go unless I made a photo of them. #zambia #portraits #compound #slum #girls #cigdemyuksel #bestportrait #women #children #mothers #stories #photostories #photostory #november
This month I will spend some time in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds of Lusaka in Zambia, to collect stories of the people who live there. During my first visit in the compound they didn't want to let me go unless I made a photo of them. #zambia #portraits #compound #slum #girls #cigdemyuksel #bestportrait #red #blue #schoolgirls #stories #photostories #photostory #november
MERAL & HER MOTHER, FATHER AND BROTHER Meral is a singer and actress, and a friend of mine. The most important thing in her life is her family: they support her, and this secure foundation means she feels no fear in life.

Ten years ago, however, it was a different story. “I had boyfriends and kept them secret from my family because I thought of myself and what I wanted to experience as less important than my parents’ feelings. It tore me apart. I wanted to make everybody happy, but I lost sight of myself.” Things have changed. Her parents still have other values and expectations, which often leads to disagreements, but Meral has been capable of tenderly taking them along and involving them in her life. “Nowadays, I can tell my father about something he doesn’t agree with, and we do quarrel but it’s not a problem, it’s just how things are.

He’s always there for me, and I am for him, too. And we argue sometimes, but I’m not scared of that anymore, because I don’t feel the need to convince him that I’m right. I’m here, and so is he. I’m being myself and giving my father the space and love to process that for himself.” For Meral, taking a distance or cutting contact was never an option because the love they shared was always deep. #identity #familyportait #bestphoto #photostory #humanstory #nolongerwithoutyou #cigdemyuksel #phototalent #realstory #community #muslimcommunity #turkish #kurdish #love
MERAL & HER MOTHER, FATHER AND BROTHER Meral is a singer and actress, and a friend of mine. The most important thing in her life is her family: they support her, and this secure foundation means she feels no fear in life. Ten years ago, however, it was a different story. “I had boyfriends and kept them secret from my family because I thought of myself and what I wanted to experience as less important than my parents’ feelings. It tore me apart. I wanted to make everybody happy, but I lost sight of myself.” Things have changed. Her parents still have other values and expectations, which often leads to disagreements, but Meral has been capable of tenderly taking them along and involving them in her life. “Nowadays, I can tell my father about something he doesn’t agree with, and we do quarrel but it’s not a problem, it’s just how things are. He’s always there for me, and I am for him, too. And we argue sometimes, but I’m not scared of that anymore, because I don’t feel the need to convince him that I’m right. I’m here, and so is he. I’m being myself and giving my father the space and love to process that for himself.” For Meral, taking a distance or cutting contact was never an option because the love they shared was always deep. #identity  #familyportait  #bestphoto  #photostory  #humanstory  #nolongerwithoutyou  #cigdemyuksel  #phototalent  #realstory  #community  #muslimcommunity  #turkish  #kurdish  #love 
SOLIMAN & HIS BROTHERS
Soliman grew up with nine brothers, and they were always competing. At home it was all about the survival of the fittest – a dish of food would be gobbled up in a split second if you didn’t watch out. “It’s pretty difficult being a kid in a big family. We all had our own chores and did our best not to disappoint our parents. Sometimes I’d think I couldn’t refuse to do something or other because otherwise the family would suffer; saying no just wasn’t an option. I’m better able to do it now, but it took till I was 30 before I really felt okay about it.” “Fourteen years ago, and with a heavy heart, I became the only one of us brothers to move out from Groningen to Amsterdam. The funny thing is my parents supported my choice with complete confidence. That taught me not to imagine that I know what other people are thinking. It’s good to meet challenges because people’s reactions can be surprisingly positive.” #identity #family  #muslim #community #love #mother #father #children #intimacy #brotherportrait #coupleportrait #husbandwife #moroccon #brothers #arms #blueshirt #happymarriage #identity #masculinity #feminism #whiteshirt #cigdemyuksel
SOLIMAN & HIS BROTHERS Soliman grew up with nine brothers, and they were always competing. At home it was all about the survival of the fittest – a dish of food would be gobbled up in a split second if you didn’t watch out. “It’s pretty difficult being a kid in a big family. We all had our own chores and did our best not to disappoint our parents. Sometimes I’d think I couldn’t refuse to do something or other because otherwise the family would suffer; saying no just wasn’t an option. I’m better able to do it now, but it took till I was 30 before I really felt okay about it.” “Fourteen years ago, and with a heavy heart, I became the only one of us brothers to move out from Groningen to Amsterdam. The funny thing is my parents supported my choice with complete confidence. That taught me not to imagine that I know what other people are thinking. It’s good to meet challenges because people’s reactions can be surprisingly positive.” #identity  #family  #muslim  #community  #love  #mother  #father  #children  #intimacy  #brotherportrait  #coupleportrait  #husbandwife  #moroccon  #brothers  #arms  #blueshirt  #happymarriage  #identity  #masculinity  #feminism  #whiteshirt  #cigdemyuksel 
ALI AND SERIFE
Ali and Serife are a couple in their eighties with Kurdish roots. Ali is head of the family, and a proud man. He exudes a sense of confidence in his masculinity and feels

no need to prove himself, and the result is he can also be gentle and caring. Ali’s free-thinking, undogmatic approach to life has enabled him to lead his large family into liberty. His equally spirited wife Serife keeps the balance. They complement one another, and they wouldn’t ever want to be apart. #identity #family  #muslim #community #love #mother #father #children #intimacy #couple #coupleportrait #husbandwife #turkish #kurdish #feet #happymarriage #identity #masculinity #feminism #cigdemyuksel #realstories #humanstories #iconic #iconicphoto#grandpa #grandma #loving
ALI AND SERIFE Ali and Serife are a couple in their eighties with Kurdish roots. Ali is head of the family, and a proud man. He exudes a sense of confidence in his masculinity and feels no need to prove himself, and the result is he can also be gentle and caring. Ali’s free-thinking, undogmatic approach to life has enabled him to lead his large family into liberty. His equally spirited wife Serife keeps the balance. They complement one another, and they wouldn’t ever want to be apart. #identity  #family  #muslim  #community  #love  #mother  #father  #children  #intimacy  #couple  #coupleportrait  #husbandwife  #turkish  #kurdish  #feet  #happymarriage  #identity  #masculinity  #feminism  #cigdemyuksel  #realstories  #humanstories  #iconic  #iconicphoto #grandpa  #grandma  #loving 
Te zien in OBA Mercatorplein: Visible Faces. Een fototentoonstelling over Turks-Nederlandse LHBT’s, gemaakt door Cigdem Yüksel, journalist en Zilveren Camera-winnaar 2016. De foto’s hingen een jaar lang in een vrouwencentrum in Nieuw-West. De foto’s riepen vragen op bij bezoeksters. “Wie zijn dat? Homo’s en lesbiennes? Maar het lijken zulke gewone mensen!” De portretten prikkelden de nieuwsgierigheid van de bezoekers en leidden tot gesprekken over seksuele diversiteit. Enkele van de vrouwengroepen wilden de afgebeelde mensen best eens ontmoeten, wat leidde tot mooie en soms heftige gesprekken. Bekijk de foto's tot en met 27 augustus in de vestiging aan het Mercatorplein.
Te zien in OBA Mercatorplein: Visible Faces. Een fototentoonstelling over Turks-Nederlandse LHBT’s, gemaakt door Cigdem Yüksel, journalist en Zilveren Camera-winnaar 2016. De foto’s hingen een jaar lang in een vrouwencentrum in Nieuw-West. De foto’s riepen vragen op bij bezoeksters. “Wie zijn dat? Homo’s en lesbiennes? Maar het lijken zulke gewone mensen!” De portretten prikkelden de nieuwsgierigheid van de bezoekers en leidden tot gesprekken over seksuele diversiteit. Enkele van de vrouwengroepen wilden de afgebeelde mensen best eens ontmoeten, wat leidde tot mooie en soms heftige gesprekken. Bekijk de foto's tot en met 27 augustus in de vestiging aan het Mercatorplein.
Hussein Bilal (12)
 #cigdemyuksel  visited #seven #factories in the #textile and #shoe industry and photographed those working #Syrian #children during their #work. #war #syria  #warisnotover #childlabor #photography #photooftheday
#fatmehassan #8years old
#Gaziantep has an #district where the #refugee population is dense. #Syrians over there try to #survive by making #sandals, #sneakers, #loafers and #pumps. One glance on this #city will not grand you much, however as soon as you go through the iron doors, you will hear the #rattling of #sewing #machines. #Children no older than #seven #years are #sewing inner soles or #sticking #labels in #ladies #shoes. #cigdemyuksel #photography #photooftheday #photographyoftheday #war
#fatmehassan  #8years  old #Gaziantep  has an #district  where the #refugee  population is dense. #Syrians  over there try to #survive  by making #sandals , #sneakers , #loafers  and #pumps . One glance on this #city  will not grand you much, however as soon as you go through the iron doors, you will hear the #rattling  of #sewing  #machines . #Children  no older than #seven  #years  are #sewing  inner soles or #sticking  #labels  in #ladies  #shoes . #cigdemyuksel  #photography  #photooftheday  #photographyoftheday  #war 
Nieuwe fototentoonstelling in de Oba aan het Javaplein! #indischebuurtamsterdam #indischebuurt #cigdemyuksel
Niet Meer Zonder Jou, 2016, Çigdem Yüksel 👁‍🗨 #photography #islam #muslim #art #portrait #amazing #beautiful #powerful #amsterdam #❤ #cigdemyuksel