She traveled between the two continents by ferry boat. During her trip she made a photo series reporting her journey between the two shores and of the life within the city that joins together two continents.
Her photographs show a succession of encounters, both on deck of the ferry and on the mainland. On board people drink tea, read newspapers and gaze out of the window while day-dreaming. On the mainland the laundry hangs out to dry, fish is sold and we get a glimpse of life indoors: in the living-room, at the hairdresser's and in a provisional canteen. Segers' series of photographs shows the contrast between the short-lived and relative quietness during the journey on water and the liveliness of the hectic city.
Lemniscaat Publishers presents the book 'The Ferry Boat of Istanbul: Encounters along the Bosporus' with photographs of Nicole Segers and texts of Irene van der Linde (ISBN 978 90 477 0215 3, prize € 37,50).
Mondriaanfonds, VSB Fonds