Photographs by Vanessa Winship.
Images en Manoeuvres, 2008. 108 pp., 45 black & white illustrations, 7x8½".
Photographer Vanessa Winship lived and worked in the area of Eastern Turkey for
almost a decade – an explosive region containing the borderlands of Iraq, Iran and
Armenia. Struck by enduring images of rural schoolgirls wearing little blue dresses
and their delicate status within politically loaded discussions over borders and
identity, Winship systematically documented her encounter with them. The result is a
fascinating collection of images, each of which tells a simple story while also
documenting these girls in their fragility, grace and without any form of posturing.
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