This shot is taken in a carrot cultivation area in Beypazari region. The seasonal migrant workers are from Mardin area. The following information is an excerpt from the Annual Report 2011, prepared by The Bernard van Leer Foundation:
"Every spring, thousands of the poorest families in Turkey, mostly living in the east and southeast, start a process of migration to various agricultural areas in the west, south and north where they work as migrant farm workers for private landowners.
Typically poor and with low levels of education, seasonal migrants are one of the most disadvantaged groups in Turkey. They are not protected by labour laws and are often not paid a living wage. We estimate that 125,000 children migrate seasonally with their families, and their health suffers enormously. BvLF-funded research across nine camps found that young children were almost always sick and diarrhoea was rampant. These problems are rooted in poor physical conditions."
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mesutilgim (67856) 2012-05-11 9:52
Selam Süleyman kardeşim,
Mevsimlik işçilern çileli yaşamlarından güzel bir kare.
Hem fotoğrafik ögesi, hem de zengin bilgi notları ile başarılı bir katkı.
Selam ve sevgiler
krzychu30 (8775) 2012-05-11 9:57
beautiful picture with unfortunately sad story,that stands behind.Thanks for really good note bringing us closer to this story.
And as far as it comes to the picture- you´ve chosen good POV to document this scene.The image has also superb,well-saturated colors.
Have a nice weekend
GREGG (8243) 2012-05-11 10:04
thoughtful a good frame, great quality photos
Miguel82 (7657) 2012-05-11 10:05
So beautiful shot nice pov
great colors and excellent sharpness
bayno (16131) 2012-05-11 10:09
great job, perfect framing, bags of carrots lead the eye toward the beautiful valley, great colors and sharp, I feel sorry for these poor people forced to migrate and surely with a meager salary...this is the world..full of injustice...but we must not lose hope for a better one...
my best regards,
joso (2405) 2012-05-11 10:35
well composed, the documentation to the note,
with the diagonal of the persons, continued by the row of the sacks,POV
good the relativ law POV
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-05-11 10:49
The farmers rest under the hot sun. I like the sacks lead the eye and increase the depth sensantion. Magnificent colours and light.
Have a nice weekend,
marina7 (5784) 2012-05-11 11:18
a rather sad picture in such a beautiful setting. What is it they are picking? Looks like carrots or potatoes.
Excellent documentary shot, a close look at the daily life.
My best regards
TRB (12303) 2012-05-11 11:47
merhaba Süleyman Bey,
Beypazarı'ndan enfes bir kompozisyon.
Netliği, detayları ve kadrajı ile mükemmel, çok güzel bir çalışma.Çalışanları, mekanı ile harika, çok beğendim.
ourania (12249) 2012-05-11 11:48
a beautiful landscape with morbid slopes and lovely colours. The light is bright and delightful, at parts it plays with the shadows of the clouds offering fascinating variations to the landscape. The amazing sense of depth and capture of textures, the excellent lighting draw us into the picture, close to the migrant workers who must feel tired and lonely and could surely use some company and some attention. It's great that you are making their existence and conditions of life known, that you bring them into our thoughts with this wonderful photo. I wish they believed they deserve a better life and that they had hope and help to build it. You 've done so well with this my friend. Thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
dta (51280) 2012-05-11 12:14
Hello Suleyman ,
thisis both a splendid picture of the landscape , with a great perspective , and a very intersting scene of teh working life .
Excellent contribution to TE .
umutlu101 (12160) 2012-05-11 14:03
memleketimden *güzel* insan manzaralari
marcan44 (6223) 2012-05-11 14:12
una immagine costruita con grande maestria nel scegliere il POV e la prospettiva migliore.
Anche i parametri tecnici di esposizione e messa a fuoco sono al top.
Purtroppo la vita di questi immigrati stagionali deve essere molto dura e avara di soddisfazioni.
AliMoein (780) 2012-05-11 21:24
Very nice shot
Very Interesting subject
Very good colors,light and DOF
All the best
Sonata11 (28209) 2012-05-11 21:58
Interesting composition and frame of daily life and fabulous perspective. Those workers looks so tired Wonderful colors, sharpnes, perfect clarity of this beautiful artistic shot, great POV. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing of this sad story.
All the best and have a nice WE,
COSTANTINO (42744) 2012-05-11 22:15
a different shot from the usuals
great shot quality with interesting
details,a shot that describes a lot..
a shot that creates different feelings
thanks for sharing it with us
have a nice week end
jhm (122314) 2012-05-12 1:25
You create a wonderful depth image but also a wonderful panoramic image about these area.
Nevertheless a very nice picture, with depth and perspective
Natural colors and good composition
Very well done, TFS.
abmdsudi (26199) 2012-05-12 7:30
Wonderful calm and peaceful landscape, this is extremely beautiful farm land as the strength of this image lies on the splendid compostion, depth and perspective you have achieved with effective closeness to the focal of interest. The eyecatching row of white sacks lead in with many elements of great interests along the way. Lighting and clarity is excellent with fabulous tones and finish off by wonderful blue sky and diff shades of green in the distance. A splendid shot my friend. Congrats. TFS
agjika (3991) 2012-05-13 1:54
Fantatic perspective and a great note. The positoning of the lady at the corner really holds this photo together.
Thanks for sharing
aliabazari (10105) 2012-05-15 23:26
Recorded impressive with beautiful colors and good depth and good dynamic that has emerged.
Janusz1974 (2271) 2012-05-17 13:10
Very interesting scene with daily life.
Excellent colours, light, sharpness and composition.
Very good shot.
- Copyright: Suleyman Oguz (golus) (2889)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-105mm AF-S DX F3.5-5.6G ED VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-11 9:40