Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge

Fener Rum Lisesi

Fener Rum Lisesi

Julia (photo by Erdem Evcil)

Julia (photo by Erdem Evcil)

Rojda

Rojda

Tayfur

Tayfur

Ahi Celebi Mosque

Ahi Celebi Mosque

Rojda, Julia, Mike (photo by Erdem Evcil)

Rojda, Julia, Mike (photo by Erdem Evcil)

Photo by Julia Snider

Photo by Julia Snider

Turkey

Golden Horn

August 2011 • Went on a long photo safari through the neighborhoods of the Golden Horn—Fatih, Fener, Balat—with some people I've known for only a short time. Julia brought along an acquaintance, and as we were being introduced, Rojda said: "I know you! We met in Diyarbakir four years ago." She'd been at Umit and Celo's flat when they gave me a farewell concert on guitar and ute; I even have a photo of her, which has always reminded me of a dear friend named Ali in New York. Rojda lives in Mardin now and was visiting Istanbul for Bayram. She barely knows Julia and decided at the last minute to join us. She also had a premonition she might know the acquaintance of her American acquaintance. 

Galata Bridge

Fener Rum Lisesi

Julia (photo by Erdem Evcil)

Rojda

Tayfur

Ahi Celebi Mosque

Rojda, Julia, Mike (photo by Erdem Evcil)

Photo by Julia Snider