Woman is a being through which man can feel connected to nature, as woman is like nature in birth-giving and life-blooming. That is why many languages use the term ‘mother nature’. Since she is the bridge between life and man, and the forgiving despite all. She is able to recreate herself and that is her source. Woman not only causes a miracle by giving birth, but also has the ability to reconstitute herself spiritually. And she fulfills this by putting herself into the center.

This series depicts these characteristics of woman using the aesthetic and compositional capabilities of photography. Though the word ‘budding’ reminds us of ’body’ in English, it means ‘reproduction, renewal of life, regeneration of a cell’.

- Emel Karakozak

Emel Karakozak was born in Mut/Turkey in 1974. Her adventure in photography started in high school. She has since participated in many group exhibitions, received awards in various national and international competitions and also has been a jury member in many photography competitions. Living in Adana, she is the first woman in Turkey to receive the EFIAP/g title.

‘Visuality is my predominant side… I love this phrase. Everything is aimed at understanding the whole. Life and death, expressed simultaneously in my two-sided photography, is an example of my hybrid expression.’

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