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Portrait of Ezgi, 2016

by Alana Holmberg

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Finalist

In 2016 I’m continuing with ‘Resist Laughter’, a project about young feminists in Turkey, and Ezgi was one of the women I photographed when I returned to Istanbul. When I asked her how she was feeling given the events of the past year in the country – an attempted coup, multiple terrorist attacks and now, state of emergency laws – she told me she was exhausted, despite a recent three-month summer vacation; tired in a way that sleep would not remedy.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Other NPPP photos from Alana Holmberg

Greta In Her Kitchen, 36 weeks, 2018 by Alana Holmberg
2019 Winner
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