A recent photography exhibit in Istanbul by Turkish artist Derya Kilic provided audiences with a more “personal” view of violence. People who think that violence only happens to others, to people they don’t know, are severely mistaken. Kilic’s series was comprised of famous women in art — painted by Dali, Da Vinci, Munch– and gave them marks of violence on their bodies.
“I thought if I used the famous paintings, people could look at my photos and see violence as something that happens to a woman that they ‘know,'” Kilic told Women’s eNews. “I wanted to show that violence is not just a problem of poor women, and not just today’s issue. Violence is an issue for every woman, in every place and in every time period.”