Exile, Pinhole camera capture, pigment prints on photo rag, variable sizes
Every other week for a period of nine-months I made the one-hour boat trip through the base of the Bosphorus Strait to the Princes Islands. With each visit, I chose a different island and walked its circumference. During the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, these were places of exile. Other, more recent versions of exile include the detention of political prisoners in the 20th century; and the city’s street dogs, which were lead to a macabre fate when the governor banished them to one of the islands in the 1910s. The historical possession of this land is what first sparked my interest, and with my camera, I aimed to take on the role of the exiled, pacing and circling the shorelines ever looking outwards.