Ercan Aydeniz
Ercan Aydeniz
The Desert Without a Coast
When Yezid took over the caliphate from his father Muaviye and wanted Their Majesty Hüseyin the Imam the 3rd to recognize his caliphate. But Their Majesty Hüseyin refused to recognize him and as the people of Kufe invited him, he went on this journey with his family and friends. On this journey, the 10 th day of the month Muharrem in the Kerbela Desert, Their Majesty Hüseyin; family and his 72 friends were martyrized by Yezid’s armies. This event is marked in the history of humanity. So as a ritual since hundreds of years by Jafari’s according to the hijri calendar every year the 10th day (Aşura) of the Month Muharrem they gather with their black mourning clothes in maidans. In his work Ercan Aydeniz reveals after even hundreds of years have passed this trauma in the İslamic history is still present. The photographs are taken between 2002-2012 during mourning rituals in Küçükçekmece Halkalı.

Biography
He was born in 1977 in İstanbul, in an immigrant family. Graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Photography. In his college years he worked as an instructor in several institutions. He is still giving lectures in various public institutes. Participated in many national and international exhibitions and was awarded with multiple awards. Ercan Aydeniz witnesses time through his documentary photography projects.