The exhibition “The colors of Basmane”, created from photographs taken by photographer Aydan Özlü in the Basmane district, was inaugurated. The exhibition, which also includes frames from the lives of refugees, can be visited at the Çetin Emeç Art Gallery until October 30.
The photography exhibition “Colors of Basmane” by photographer Aydan Özlü was inaugurated at the Çetin Emeç Art Gallery of the Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir. Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mustafa Özuslu, Deputy Secretary General of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Ertuğrul Tugay and many guests attended the opening of the exhibition, which also includes photographs of living immigrants in the Basmane district of Izmir.
“We are all different values”
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Aydan Özlü said that people fleeing war and oppression were looking for new hope in Basmane and said: “All were in Basmane, the center of Izmir, can “to be the center of the world, according to some people. First of all, we are human. We may be in very difficult circumstances. But we can get out of this situation by our own efforts. I never forgot that when I was taking pictures in Basmane. Religion, language, race and profession don’t matter. We all have different values,” he said.
“A Work of Consciousness”
Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Mustafa Özuslu, also said that each photograph has a different story and said, “Basmane is a fact of our life and brings it to light in this exhibition. This important work teaches us to look at it differently. It also pleases. Art rejects this injustice and this drama. I hope most people in Izmir will visit this exhibition and listen to its story.
The photography exhibition can be visited until October 30.