Van, located in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, emerges as an archaic settlement. When you take steep roads and reach distant mountain villages, a life welcomes you that is unfamiliar to many of us. The local people know how to deal with difficult natural conditions and spend their days touching water and soil. To a large extent, they meet their own needs. They exist quietly in these places where technology is not superior. The dominance of nature on their culture is absolute. This life is the antithesis of the “techno-life” we live in now, where we are surrounded by objects.
Nadir Bucan defines himself as both an academician and documentary photographer. His works were exhibited in major cities of the world such as New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Beijing and published in national and international magazines such as ?z, Tutti Fotografi, ?gnant, Les Others, My Modern Met and LensCulture. He lives in Turkey and teaches photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Van Yuzuncu Yil University.