G. Umit Okan

“Pigeon Market – Istanbul”


If my photography has a mission, it is to capture beautiful moments and to present them in an interesting way. There is an infinity of great moments everywhere, changing every second, and I find this amazing! But it is never easy to see and freeze these moments in time; patience is everything. Sometimes I am lucky and I happen to be at the right place, at the right time. If I can take a timeless picture that evokes a sense of wonder and mystery, then I am happy!

Selected by Julian Cox, Chief Curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.