Dream & Reality
I have started Dream and Reality as a part of a group work Walks of Life: experience, collaboration, Process. I’ve started this work with some artists near about one year. Usually we photographer use photos only that we’ve taken ourselves for exhibition and use those as a medium of communication, but Walks of life is something different. Last year we’ve participated in a workshop that coordinates by Yasmine Eid-sabbagh and Davide Quadrio. From that workshop we’ve learnt how we can use collected materials with our photograph as a new way of communication.From that workshop I think, we learnt a new process of communication through collected materials and photographs. We’ve collected materials from different sources that related with our particular work area and subject, and from the people whom we have photographed usually. In this process we’ve tried to question, critic our selves, way of our presentation. It’s a gives a new dimension of work when the people whom we photographed also included with the process. And subject also became a partner of the whole process.
In my case I worked on Dream and Reality of Garment workers life for Walks of Life. As I’ve been working for many years on “The life & struggle of garment workers” project, that’s why I’ve focused on the same topics. I’ve used photos that I’ve taken for my documentary project, some of that I’ve taken to give them as a gift and other photos from garment workers family album that they have taken from studio. I’ve tried to understand through this process why and how I and they’ve taken photos in different way; what’s the reality and dream; what are the differences of the way of representation between them and me.
Still I’m in this process. To understand life, dilemma and possibilities and dreams of garment workers and way of representation, I’m interested to collect more photos and other materials of them.