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Apr 21, 2016

I have been photographing dogs at various places on various occasions within the last year.  Once I decided to have my exhibition about dogs; I wanted to include the shelter dogs who are in need of a good home and also the working dogs who serve and protect.  I got in touch with Wilmington Police Department K-9 unit.  I wanted to bring attention to the K-9 dogs and their handlers who risk their lives to serve and protect the society.  Head of the unit Chris Vitale welcomed the idea and was very helpful arranging couple of photo shoots with the unit.  I thank each one of them for their cooperation.  Then, I got in touch with the local SPCA and started photographing their dogs and that’s when the idea of volunteering to do the pet profile photos surfaced.  I wanted focus on the shelter dogs to emphasize the importance of “don’t shop adopt”. 

Using my art to make a difference in the society we live in is important and very rewarding.

I compiled a great collection of dog photos and will have my exhibition titled My Human & I opening on Friday May 6th, 2010 [reception at 5:00 - 7:00 pm] at the Mezzanine Gallery located at Carvel State Building, 820 N French St., Wilmington, DE 19801.  I hope you stop by to see my work

My Human & I - Exhibition by Yaprak Soysal

Hello everyone,
I have been awarded with an honorable mention by the Delaware Division of the Arts in 2015.  They invited me to have a solo exhibition at the Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington.  The exhibition opening is on May 6, 2016.  Please see the below for details.  I will be pleased to see your presence at the opening.

Best of Light

Yaprak Soysal
One Photo is Worth a Thousand Words
The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery [820 N French St, Wilmington, DE 19801] is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Yaprak Soysal during the month of May. My Human and I is an exhibition of photographs featuring dogs. It will be on view from May 6-27, 2016, with an artist reception on Friday, May 6 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Mrs. Soysal attributes her interest in street and documentary photography to her fascination with life, people, and stories. Her photographs document dogs with people in a variety of situations from affectionate moments with owners to action shots of dogs working with police trainers. Her photography earned an Honorable Mention from the Delaware  Division of the Arts in 2015.