Salih Urek (Turkey):
Whispers of the Doubtful Man
“Human beings are the only creatures who are capable of representing reality and thereby rendering it visible and distinguishable. Without such a capacity, the being of things in this world would be an undifferentiated formless mass, without any determining features. Consequently, the contingent emergence of the world as our world is only possible through our representation of it. However, things that appear in the world of photography claim their own existence and somewhat replace our ability to create illusions, to imagine and design by their sheer facticity projected through devices of light.”
Salih Urek was born in Izmit, Turkey in 1987. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Yildiz Technical University, becoming interested in photography during his first year of university and initiating student photography workshops throughout his degree. He held his first solo exhibition, Whispers of the Doubtful Man at Yildiz Technical University in 2011.
Images © Salih Urek.