Yaşmaklı Ağaçbaşı Plateau

Ayhan Polat

Ayhan Polat

Ayhan Polat

Ayhan Polat

Born in 1972, Erzurum. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Education in 1995. He had  been  a director and teacher in different schools at Bursa. He's still a teacher in Bursa. He's started interested in photography in 2015.

 Before that, he made street and portrait projects. Then he work on butterfly species that especially lives in Bursa. After finished his basic photography education with success at BUFSAD, he joined Development Atelier and Long Exposure Atelier. With Development Atelier, he started interested in documentary photography. He's still doing his works at BUFSAD Development Atelier.

The song that starts with "There is a village far away" is a sound from our childhood. It contains longing lines. Many of us long for our villages, where we were born and had to move away for socio-economic reasons. We want to go to our villages not to escape from life, but to avoid losing our roots in life.

 Plateaus are one of the indispensable elements of village life. With the arrival of spring, plateau life begins. Being closer to the sun, forest, water and stars means feeling more what nature has to offer.

Every day starts at the same time, the journey of the sheep herd for the struggle for nutrition. Everywhere they pass, the smell of natural thyme surrounds the plateau covered by the clouds coming from the valley. The herd disappear in these clouds with the notes of the shepherd's pipe.

We would like to bring closer our villages and plateaus, where our roots are located, with photographs.

Yaşmaklı Ağaçbaşı Plateau, which belongs to Eymür village of Tirebolu district in Giresun province, was tried to be explained with this project,

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