"Çonçağon" 2012 by Erdogan Yıldız

"Çonçağon" A village on the Black Sea"  


Hopa Hemsin‘s sub-culture subsists at peace with itself, despite struggling on every level against the ruling hierarchal culture responsible for the disappearance of local cultures and languages. Despite the effects of technological advances, the Hemsin people hold on to their traditional  way of life, having chosen a mode of life in accordance with the seasons. They have adopted a modest way of living and kept in tune with the rhythm of nature. Whilst  struggling to preserve its way of life and seeking refuge in the bosom of nature, this only slightly religious society on the East coast of the Black Sea is unhappy with the results but struggles on.