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Suzan Pektaş’s “Dreams the Black Sea”


“Dreams the Black Sea” is the second book of the Turkish documentary photographer Suzan Pektaş, featuring an introduction by Gulnara Samoilova. This monograph tells a narrative that aims to reshape the mesmerizing stories that scattered Pektaş’ summer nights, as told by her grandfather, a disabled actor, in the family’s beach hut. 

The stories are brought to life through Pektaş’ striking imagery, featuring headless horses, children, and the hypnotic charm of the Black Sea. After 25 years, Pektaş returns to the region, searching for the characters that inhabited these tales. 

“Dreams the Black Sea” comes in two different limited-editions: White Edition and Black Edition. The Black Edition features one unique Fine Art Photograph (30×20 cm) that has never been printed for sales before, and exclusively available through the purchasing of the book only.

The Photographer

Suzan Pektaş

Born and raised 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.

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, a perfect blend of nature slowly reclaiming the environment and manmade structures showing signs of age that evoke memories of times gone by.

Designed and Made in Italy

Fedrigoni Papers

Eyeshot uses only papers from Fedrigoni, an Italian paper mill founded in 1888 in Verona. All Fedrigoni’s papers are FSC® certified, made from pure ECF pulp. Every product is fully biodegradable and recyclable.

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.


EFC: ELEMENTARY CHLORINE FREE. It’s an environmentally friendly type of paper that has been bleached with products free of elemental chlorine. By replacing it with chlorine dioxide, polluting emissions are reduced by 90%.

FSC® MIX. The Forest Stewardship Council is one of the internationally recognised forestry certification systems, which guarantees the proper management of forests and the traceability of the resulting products.

HEAVY METAL ABSENCE. Paper and packaging are produced in a way that allows them to be reused and recycled. The absence of harmful metals and other substances and materials that are hazardous to human health is guaranteed.

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.

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

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