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First generation women from Turkey

MULTIMEDIA PROJECT
“If only you knew…” (“bir bilsen” in Turkish), which is how many women that I visited begin their life stories. The first generation of women from Turkey came to the Netherlands in the 1960s and 1970s. While contributing to the Dutch economy as factory workers or cleaning women, they cared for their children, learned a new language and fought for their rights.

This project makes the invisible history of the first generation of women from Turkey in the Netherlands visible and gives them a lasting place in Dutch history. This multimedia project is set to be displayed at the National Museum of Photography in Rotterdam in September 2024.






Credits

Maker: Çiğdem Yüksel
In collaboration with photographer: Bertien van Manen
Production: Prospektor and 
Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam
Curator Prospektor: Frederiek Biemans
Curator Nederlands Fotomuseum: Frits Gierstberg
Design: Kummer&Herrman
Book design: Kummer&Herrman


First generation women from Turkey

MULTIMEDIA PROJECT


“If only you knew…” (“bir bilsen” in Turkish), which is how many women that I visited begin their life stories. The first generation of women from Turkey came to the Netherlands in the 1960s and 1970s. While contributing to the Dutch economy as factory workers or cleaning women, they cared for their children, learned a new language and fought for their rights.

This project makes the invisible history of the first generation of women from Turkey in the Netherlands visible and gives them a lasting place in Dutch history. This multimedia project is set to be displayed at the National Museum of Photography in Rotterdam in September 2024.





Credits

Maker: Çiğdem Yüksel
In collaboration with: Bertien van Manen
Production: Prospektor and Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam
Curator Prospektor: Frederiek Biemans
Curator Nederlands Fotomuseum: Frits Gierstberg
Design: Kummer&Herrman
Book design: Kummer&Herrman 
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