“In Our Yard” or “Evimizin Bahcesinde” (in Turkish) is my own exploration of what my family went through during their mandatory visit as medical doctors to the construction of the Atatürk Dam, the largest and arguably one of the most important dams ever built in Turkey. The collection of photographs taken during this one and a half year long visit has always been a fascination and a resource of curiosity to me. I always believed the immense scale of the construction and it’s undoubtedly significance should have somehow affected their lives considerably, so far that most of the time I felt like I was indeed a part of this history, though not there to experience it. Over time my urge grew to understand their relationship to this place deeper. “In Our Yard” is the result of this urge, it is an attempt to rearrange and “construct” places and stories that exist only in my reality, a reality that is manipulated and speculative, ultimately not real. On the other hand, my direct involvement -even though destructive- allows me to see and experience this place and my own family the way I never did before.