Seasonal workers are generally referred to as those who come from the provinces in the southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey to other provinces for 3 to 6 months from where they live to work in the fields. These seasonal workers live in tents in primitive conditions. The municipality left hygiene materials and promised clean water to the camp I visited for the first time during the covid 19 process last year. When I visited again a year later, there were 13 families in total in the camp. Most of them had been vaccinated because everyone in Turkey can be vaccinated without waiting in line. Those who didn't have were those who could not find time to go to the hospital due to their work. 13 families have 30 school-age children and these families come to Ankara from Urfa for 6 months. In this context, Covid has affected these children the most, because only one of the 13 families in the camp has a laptop and it has been broken for a long time, so children cannot benefit from distance education.

 

I photographed the children in the camp with their favorite objects to highlight the impact of the Covid process on the children of seasonal workers.I took the photos using the mosquito net inside one of the tents. Thus, I wanted to remove the models from their natural environment and draw attention to them. As part of the series, I took 10 different shots with 10 different children.