Turkish Family

PhotographerMiska Draskoczy
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

I shot this image by the Bosphorus in Istanbul Turkey. A slice of daily life, a Turkish family by the sea.  I have no idea what they are all looking at, but their strange and contemplative poses have always stuck with me.

About Photographer

Photographer and director Miska Draskoczy fell in love with cameras at age 14 and has been behind them ever since. His career has included diverse projects such as co-founding a conceptual arts organization purporting to be funded by NATO (NATOarts), directing several surreal sci-fi shorts that screened in film festivals worldwide (Fantasia Fest, Fantastic Fest, SF IndieFest, LA Shorts Fest, and many others), writing and developing a horror feature (Mister Gimp, Slamdance Screenplay semi-finalist) and creating a documentary web series about objects in people’s homes (Here’s the Thing…). His photography has been exhibited in the US and Canada and most recently earned him the Portraits 2013 Juror’s Award at the Center for Fine Art Photography and the 2013 Director’s Choice Award at the Midwest Center for Photography. Miska's urban wilderness series, Gowanus Wild, will be featured this summer in THE FENCE at Photoville in Brooklyn, NY, a three month outdoor photo exhibition attracting over one million visitors.