Tag Archives: Memory

Saturday Mothers Missing Persons Demonstration | Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey | 22 August 2015

The protest group ‘Saturday Mothers’ gather every Saturday at 12:00pm for half an hour forming a silent sit-in demonstration in the Galatasaray district of Istanbul. They ask the fate of relatives who were victims of forced disappearances and political murders between the 1980’s and 1990’s. In memory they hold a portrait in one hand and a red carnation in the other, demanding justice for their relatives. The banner placed on the floor reads, “Failler belli kayıplar nerede?” which means, “Where are the missing?”

© Tony Blood - Demonstration. Istanbul, Turkey. 22 August 2015

© Tony Blood – Demonstration. Istanbul, Turkey. 22 August 2015

© Tony Blood - Demonstration. Istanbul, Turkey. 22 August 2015

© Tony Blood – Demonstration. Istanbul, Turkey. 22 August 2015

Roadside Antiques | Malta | 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Roadside Antiques, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Roadside Antiques, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Roadside Antiques, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Roadside Antiques, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Roadside Antiques, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Roadside Antiques, Malta, 31 August 2014

Memorial Plaque | Chapel of the Immaculate Conception | L-Aħrax, Melleiha, Malta | 27 August 2014

MARC BRADSHAW “Born on the 9th of September 1977 In everlasting memory of my dearest son who died tragically from these cliffs on the 5th of July 2000. Always remember his smile and his love and never forget him in your prayers. May God always keep you with him and grant you eternal rest.” Dad.

© Tony Blood - Marc Bradshaw Memorial. Chapel of Immaculate Conception. Mellieha, Malta, 27 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Marc Bradshaw Memorial. Chapel of Immaculate Conception. Mellieha, Malta, 27 August 2014

Prinkipo Greek Orphanage | Büyükada | Turkey | 6 July 2014

The Prinkipo Greek Orphanage (also known as Prinkipo Palace or Büyükada Greek Orphanage) is a historic 20,000-square-meter wooden building on Büyükada, one of the nine Princes’ Islands off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey, in the Sea of Marmara. It is considered the largest wooden building in Europe and second largest in the world. It served as an orphanage from 1903 to 1964.

It was designed and constructed in 1898 by the late-nineteenth century by the French-Ottoman architect Alexander Vallaury as a luxury hotel and casino for the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, the European passenger train company that operated the Orient Express. It was sold in 1903, however, when Sultan Abdul Hamid II would not issue a permit for its operation, and subsequently bought by the wife of a prominent Greek banker, who donated it to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, which operated it as an orphanage. On April 21, 1964, during heightened tension of the Cyprus issue, the orphanage was forcefully closed by the General Directorate of Foundations (Vakif Genel Mudurlugu). Throughout its history, the orphanage has catered to the needs of 5,744 orphans.

The building is considered to be the largest wooden building in Europe and the second largest in the world (Todaiji Buddhist Temple being the largest). The orphanage consists of 206 rooms, a kitchen, a library, a primary school and vocational workshops. It is situated on top of the Isa Tepesi, a mountain 206 meters high on the island of Buyukada.

Since its closure half a century ago, the neglected building has deteriorated into a state of heavy disrepair. The building was severely damaged by a fire in 1980. The site was included on the 2012 World Monuments Watch and is presently classified as “Rescue Needed” by Global Heritage Network. In April 2012, it was announced that the building would be restored over the next two years to house an international environmental institute.

Information From:
Web: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prinkipo_Greek_Orthodox_Orphanage#cite_note-asbarez-3

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Chicken, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Chicken, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Found Object, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Found Object, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Found Object, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Found Object, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Found Object, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Found Object, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Found Object, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes' Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Found Object, Prinkipo Greek Orphanage, Büyükada, Princes’ Islands, Turkey. 6 July 2014

Forces | 2013 | Digital

The current work is a series of intimate portraits based on people who have trained in the Armed Forces. This role requires skill, mental and physical effort and above all discipline. Choosing a career in the forces with the intention to engage in combat is also a great sacrifice. They do this in order to bring peace, it shows spirit, courage and determination, and it was my aim to depict these mindsets within the series.

Paul - 31.369761,63.958969

Paul – 31.369761,63.958969

Stuart - 54.59171,-5.963902

Stuart – 54.59171,-5.963902

John - 12.80022,45.033345

John – 12.80022,45.033345

Ian - 17.935089,31.080016

Ian – 17.935089,31.080016

Andrew - 17.735607,-89.008484

Andrew – 17.735607,-89.008484

Comments about my work are very much appreciated.

All images copyright ©2014 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Transition | 2013 | Film

These are my final 7 images for the series.

Transition – The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.

The  work addresses the idea of remembrance, loss, memory, recollection, transition and death through the notion of the object. These objects were originally photographed at a relative’s home after she passed away. The images combine the Still Life with the Portrait whereby each relative of the deceased is seated alongside the ornaments and objects they inherited.

Comments about my work are very much appreciated.

All images copyright ©2013 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Transition #1

Transition #1

Transition #2

Transition #2

Transition #3

Transition #3

Transition #4

Transition #4

Transition #5

Transition #5

Transition #6

Transition #6

Transition #7

Transition #7