“Dreams the Black Sea” by Suzan Pektaş

Dreams the Black Sea” is the second book of the Turkish documentary photographer Suzan Pektaş, with an introduction by Gulnara Samoilova. 127 images shed a light on intimate narratives taking place every day on the coasts of the Black Sea.

Dreams the Black Seaautographed by Suzan Pektaş will be available for a maximum of 3 releases:

  • 1st Drop (120 White Editions, 3 exclusive postcards): Available.
  • 2nd Drop (150 White Editions): coming soon.

Black Edition: Available.

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Suzan Pektas Black Edition

Product Details / Black edition

Limited Edition Print 1/30

Each Black Edition contains one unique Fine Art Photograph (30×21 cm – printed on Hahnemühle FineArt paper with pigment inks and tested for longevity) that has never been printed for sale before. Available through the purchasing of this book only.

Eyeshot aims to keep every publication limited-edition in quantity and quality.

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Black Edition © Suzan Pektaş
Suzan Pektas Postcards

Exclusive Gift

3 limited edition postcards

Only the first 150 orders will receive 3 limited edition postcards signed by Suzan Pektas.

The best Street Photography experience you can have delivered directly to your doorstep.

Made in Italy

Fedrigoni Papers / Symbol Tatami

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Symbol Tatami White 135g/m2 is a thick paper coated on both sides with a Matt finish. Its volume and thickness give it a remarkable textural consistency that makes it ideal for prestigious publications such as Eyeshot’s monographs.


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LONG LIFE: ISO 9706 / This certification ensures that paper production recycles more CO2 than it emits, thus reducing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere that causes global warming. In compliance with ISO 9706 standards, the paper we use is acid-free which gives it resistance to light, wear and tear, and durability over time. It can be stored for up to 200 years.

Eyeshot soundtrack

An original piece to celebrate “Dreams the Black Sea”

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The Photographer

Suzan Pektaş

Born and brought up in the Balkans, Suzan Pektaş is a documentary photographer and storyteller based in Istanbul, Turkey. Mostly focused on the existence of individuals and their personal environments, Suzan’s photography aim to capture unseen and untouched moments of living.

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The monograph

“Dreams the Black Sea”

The book is the pursuit of connections between the author’s existence and the sea itself, where she explores the relationships between personal sense of identity and belonging in relation to others, their environments and surroundings. “Dreams the Black Sea” is a tribute to the author’s childhood, the perfect blend of nature slowly reclaiming the environment, and the manmade structures showing signs of age that evoke a remembrance of things past.

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In details

The photographic journey

A narrative that aims to reshape the mesmerising stories that scattered her summer nights told by her grandfather, a disabled actor, in the family’s beach hut: headless horses, children, and the charm of the sea. After 25 years, Suzan Pektaş has been roaming over the region again, searching for the characters of such stories.

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The photographer's vision

“I am mostly concerned with the existence and consciousness of the individual. Most, unaware of the space they exist in, are in deep solitude, unseen and untouched. I want to capture and recreate this solitude as an appreciation of people and their consciousness, invisible ties that bind us all together”.

© Suzan Pektaş