Silva Bingaz - Japan Coast
Silva Bingaz is a self-educated photographer of Turkish and Armenian origins, who began her ongoing project “Coast” in 2002. In 2010, she was invited to Tottori Prefecture as part of the “European Eyes on Japan” photography project. She decided to completely overhaul the “Coast” project, attempting to reveal the human soul in the simplest way possible by focusing on its created values and efforts to protect itself from the hierarchy imposed by authority. Her images of urban landscapes and portraits of individuals allude to birth and death, masculinity and strength, and love and the unknown, all while searching to lift the veil on a city, beyond the specifics of time and place.