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In the News: Kimberly Hart Curates Istanbul Exhibition, What Josephine Saw

In the News: Kimberly Hart Curates Istanbul Exhibition, What Josephine Saw

Posted: August 30, 2012

Kimberly Hart, assistant professor of anthropology, is curator of an exhibition featuring work by photographer Josephine Powell, according to a story in the New York Times. The exhibition, What Josephine Saw, features work by Powell, who documented nomadic life in Turkey in the 1970s and 1980s. Hart wrote the accompanying catalog which was published by Koç University Press. 

Hart, a social-cultural anthropologist, has recently completed a manuscript for Stanford University press based on her other research, which focuses on rural Sunni Islamic practice. Hart was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry, in its 2010–2011 School of Social Science.

Hart’s own hope for the exhibit, she told the Times, was "that young people shopping and having fun in Istanbul would go into an exhibit like this, that is free and open to everyone, and become interested in the people they see in the photos." Hart added that her main aim is to "present the more or less forgotten rural Anatolia to young people who may become curious about travel and adventure in their own country, and present these people who rarely are represented."

The exhibition is at the Gallery in the Research for Anatolian Civilizations, Beyolğu, Istanbul, until October 21.

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