© 2019 by Işıl Eğrikavuk.

BUT YOU DON'T

Photography, 2018

"To be asked “Where are you from?” is a way of telling you are not from here. The questioning, the interrogation can stop only when you have explained yourself". (Sara Ahmed, Living A Feminist Life)

 

Having started to live in Germany, I started to hear this comment “But you don’t look Turkish” often. What does a Turkish person look like? What does a Turkish woman supposed to look like? What are the stereotypes people attribute to others based on their kinships, passport and nationalities? “But You Don’t” is a photography work, where I wanted to reflect back this comment to its owners.

Işıl Eğrikavuk, BUT YOU DON'T, Photo Print, 2018.