After 30 years bearing witness to social developments in Turkey and the world, Coskun Aral has now hit the road with his bus in Anatolia and is busy spreading knowledge.
He is a photographer. A warrior for peace who,
since the 1970s, has captured for us on film social
developments in Turkey and the world, and while
others were fleeing from wars he was running to
report them, so that his photos appeared on the
covers of such magazines as Time and Newsweek as
he played an active role in shaping public opinion.
He is a traveler who has been almost everywhere
in the world. And he doesn’t keep his impressions
to himself, but shares them with us, documenting
the harsh face of reality where necessary, but
at times also showing its beautiful side. He is
a bearer of knowledge, a modern Robin Hood plodding
through Anatolia to collect information from some
and pass it on to others. In a word, he is a newsman:
Coskun Aral. At the same time he is a recent father,
with whom, as he chased after his one-and-a-half-year-old
daughter Deniz, we set out on a tour of the world!