• Photographer
    Gulsen Goksel, United States
  • Prize
    Silver Winner in Technique/Camera Obscura

“Goynek” is an old, traditional form of lingerie from Turkey, like a woman’s second skin; it is tightly twisted when not in use. I put it on and walked down the highway in Bern, pausing at a billboard image of a woman reclining seductively, advertising lingerie. Then I continued into a forest and wandered into an area of sawed-down trees. I climbed onto one of the tree trunks and posed in my “goynek,” a sad monument to environmental destruction and loss of culture.