Hello, I'm Uğur and I live in Istanbul, Turkey. I'm trying to show the important issues the world is facing, such as social injustice and war, by putting two pictures side-by-side within a single frame. By doing this, I want to demonstrate the contrasts between the two different worlds we live in.

I started my first parallel universe work on a news story. I started to see fear and despair in the eyes of refugee children trying to go to Europe. I think we don't know anything about war, famine, etc. Today, you may be peaceful, but as long as these problems continue, you will be exposed to these problems.  As an artist, I believe that art is the master of all languages. For long, art has been used to create awareness that helps in awakening the communities.

I wanted to show the difference between developed and underdeveloped countries. The message I want to convey through my work is versatile. Developed countries live in luxury, peace and waste, but I would like to remind them that people in the underdeveloped countries live in pain, hunger and war. I also wanted to remind the underdeveloped countries that they could find a better government and education and they can be as strong and peaceful as the developed countries. I want to show the problems of the modern world, greed, injustice.

I use the visuals of photojournalists who work under extreme conditions from all over the world. I previously shared my work on Bored Panda and I am continuing my work with intense support from around the world. I want to present my new pieces.

More info: Instagram

#1

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Afghan child works at a coal yard in Jalalabad. Photo: Noorullah Shirzada

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Kaisu Rei 5 months ago

This breaks my heart, children should be playing and learning, not destroying their bodies working

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Yemen

Yemen

Child marriage is common in many countries of the world. Not only in backward countries but also in developed countries. Sample: U.S. Photo: Stephanie Sinclair

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Kaisu Rei 5 months ago

Child marriage is disgusting and should absolutely not be allowed to happen anywhere!

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#3

Syria

Syria

It is ridiculous to expect a future full of peace and love from generations that have never lived. Photo: Yasin Akgül

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boi 5 months ago

this was probably unintended but the Syria side has more weight pressing down on the "see saw." the feels

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#4

Focus

Focus

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Bumble 5 months ago

This one is slightly terrifying.

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#5

Libya

Libya

Photo: Chris Hondros

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HOUSE 5 months ago

This is America the whole pic

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#6

Syria

Syria

Photo: Ammar Sulaiman

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Bumble 5 months ago

Absolutely heartbreaking- but to use this Vermeer painting is a strange way to compare the 'two worlds that we currently live in'. It is a posed for painting from the 1600's

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#7

Syria

Syria

Photo: Nazeer Al-Khatib

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ChiveChilly 5 months ago

This is really an eye-opening photo.

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#8

Untitled

Untitled

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ChiveChilly 5 months ago

This one really got me.

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#9

Iraq

Iraq

Photo: Odd Andersen

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Not Alec 5 months ago

T-Pose

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#10

Atomic Bomb

Atomic Bomb

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Brobro McDuderson 5 months ago

Prob my fave pic of them all. So poignant.

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#11

Iraq

Iraq

American soldiers torturing prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

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diarykeeper 5 months ago

What is this "human" you speak of ?

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#12

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Najiba holds her nephew Shabir (2), who was injured in a bomb blast that killed his sister, in Kabul, Afghanistan, in March 2016. The bomb exploded in a relatively peaceful part of Kabul while Shabir’s mother was walking the children to school. Photo: Paula Bronstein

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boi 5 months ago

the description is seriously devastating...

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#13

Iraq

Iraq

Photo: Sean Smith

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Lotte 5 months ago

I admire these pothographers for going against the main stream and showing real problems in this world. Respect!

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#14

Iraq

Iraq

American soldiers torturing prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

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diarykeeper 5 months ago

How can they be smiling ? Humans treat animals better than themselves...

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#15

Chad

Chad

Photo: Marco Gualazzini

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Honesty Olishia 5 months ago

In the "L" on the bottom left, someone is asking Jane to be their wife. So sweet!

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#16

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

An Afghan woman sits next to a wounded child after receiving treatment at Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital after a powerful truck bomb attack in Kabul on January 15, 2019.

Shakib Rahman Report

Janine B. 5 months ago

I urgently need to hug this little pea. :(

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#17

Everywhere

Everywhere

Luxury consumption on the one hand, and poverty on the other. Rohingya refugees. Photo: Allison Joyce

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Bumble 5 months ago

Jesus this one is powerful. They all are of course, but the looks in their eyes. Heartbreaking.

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#18

Venezuela

Venezuela

During the government protest in Venezuela, the protesters were tried to destroy a police motorcycle and the gas tank exploded. He survived the incident with first- and second-degree burns. Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt

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Erin 5 months ago

Breathtaking. I am so glad this man survived!

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#19

Israel

Israel

(R) Girls writing messages on bombs in an artillery unit during the 2006 Israeli-Lebanese war. (L) A girl who has to flee her country because of the war is drawing graffiti on the wall in a refugee camp in Greece.

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Nadine 5 months ago

So sickening that they had children right on these mistakes that killed and mutilated Lebanese children. How can you do that to kids? What a horrible war.

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#20

Iraq

Iraq

Seeds giving flowers. Photo: Khalid Mohammed

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Alexandru Bucur 5 months ago

At least 7 of the closest ones are Romanian PM Md.63/65. Man, it's sad realising your country facilitated this kind of violence, even if it was our crazed dictator that sold the weapons...

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#21

Syria

Syria

Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the northern part of Aleppo.

Ameer Alhalbi Report

Suci Andriani 5 months ago

Can't the military just attack each others and not bring civilians into their war?

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#22

Yemen

Yemen

In October 2018, the United Nations warned that 13 million people face starvation in what could be "the worst famine in the world in 100 years". In November 2018, according to the New York Times report, 1.8 million children in Yemen are extremely subject to malnutrition.

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ChiveChilly 5 months ago

Harsh reality.

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#23

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Anti-aircraft bullets in Afghan civil war. Photo: Patrick Robert

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Ojberretta Berretta 5 months ago

lasers can reach very long distances and make it difficult for the pilot or the drone operator to see the target ...thats how they are used in afghanistan...in the west we use them for nice shows...different cultures

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#24

Syria

Syria

Photo: Bülent Kılıç

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Alexandru Bucur 5 months ago

And another Romanian PM Md.63/65. And of course, now that we aren't exporting weapons any more, the US stepped right to pick up the slack...

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#25

Sudan-Darfur

Sudan-Darfur

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Ojberretta Berretta 5 months ago

in sudan from 1980-2005 the islamic north killed 2 million christians in the south and enslaved 300'000black christians in the south in only 25 yrs.....but lets talk about what slavery done in the 1800 instead....lil sidenote the usa received 400'000slaves in a span of 250yrs 1600-1850

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#26

South Sudan

South Sudan

Child soldier. Photo: Andreea Campeanu

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Hope Floats 5 months ago

Kids losing their childhood to war... It makes you realise how fortunate most of us were ,as children, to have toys,food,parks to play in ,trees to climb and the safety and security of a home ,when our playing was done....

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#27

Ukraine

Ukraine

Photo: Valentyn Ogirenko

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Mr. Pinnapple 5 months ago

Wow... Just kill me now.

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#28

Yemen

Yemen

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Heather Vardarsuyu 5 months ago

Both are violent acts, no matter what your altered sense of reality is.

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#29

Israel

Israel

Photo: David Guttenfelder

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Blake Morgan 5 months ago

THE WORLD IS JUST SH*T

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#30

Syria

Syria

Photo: Khaled Khatib

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diarykeeper 5 months ago

Different time. Nothing learned.

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