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Turkey: Visions of Shared Humanity is about bringing humans closer together, inviting you to discover a piece of your own humanity in each photograph. It celebrates the compelling amount of life and dignity in every person. Quotes from renown photographers, influential voices, the author, and his photographic colleagues, explore a heightened mindfulness to how we both make and intake images.

Photographer, Mario Mattei, lives and works in Turkey. He is the co-founder and president of the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers (IGVP). www.visualpeacemakers.org

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Mario Mattei
mmattei Austin, Texas
Mario Mattei, filmmaker & photographer, is a visionary, storyteller, & people-person at heart. His globe-trotting work has taken him to Turkey, Kashmir, Malawi, Kazakstan, & Jordan. Mario is passionate about contributing to the common good & adding value in the marketplace. Besides creative directing at design & web solutions companies, Mario's commercial viability stems from experience pursuing visual peacemaking. In 2009, Mario moved to Turkey. There he founded The International Guild of Visual Peacemakers & produced photographic works & micro documentaries. He also founded the non-profit, Visual Peace Media. Mario's current documentary, Dance the Past into the Future, explores the rapidly changing culture of northeast Turkey. It's been a while since his early days of Kodak film, graffiti, rock bands, & education at ASU & the Art Institute of Phoenix. But one thing remains: Mario carries a creative vision inspired by a big, vibrant world that he loves giving back to.

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