7 Billion Humans | Urbanization: De-Urbanization | Flight to the Cities | Deserted Black Sea | Turkey

De-Urbanization | Flight to the Cities | Deserted Black Sea | Turkey

De-Urbanization | Flight to the Cities | Deserted Black Sea | Turkey

This is the Cepne area of Black Sea coast.  I photographed here almost ten years ago and now all of these communities are basically gone.  The women in this photograph voted every year whether to keep their costumes that herald back to the Genovese traders. Now the women are almost all gone from here. The world became an urban species a few years ago and globally fifty one percent of us live in cities.  Turkey has a seventy percent urbanization rate. The Black Sea coast is part of a massive exodus into Istanbul.

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