Lecture / Discussion | Animals in the City Presentation by Kimberly Hart
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 12:15–1:15 pm
Dogs and cats live in Istanbul's marginal green spaces, in neighborhood backstreets, around tombs and mosques, in cemeteries, and in parks. Surviving in part through human acts of generosity and kindness, animals carve out habitat in this city of over 15 million people. Hart will discuss how she used photography as a research method to document and represent the animals who live in the city and the processes she used to select images for the exhibit of the same name at the Bacon Gallery in Upton Hall at SUNY Buffalo State. This research was funded by a Senior Fulbright Scholarship (2015-6) and a UUP Individual Development Grant (2016-7).
Kimberly Hart is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at SUNY Buffalo State. She has thirty years of experience in Turkey. Her previous work was in rural villages in western Anatolia.