What Lies Beneath the Stars
Eylul Dogruel / Turkey
August 2016. While attempting to photograph the timeless sight of Milky Way on a calm seashore, planes zips across the sky, lights of the cars travels between bays in distance, and ships cross the horizon. The life of a touristic town is in its height. Further deep, invisible to eye and the camera, echoes a war that ricochets all the way to these shores of Aegean and Mediterranean seas where every day refugees take the next steps of their journeys, risking their lives for a hope of a safer home. “What Lies Beneath the Stars” is, more than anything, about the irony of an artist’s search for beauty and wonder, in a geography of uneasy contrasts.